“Fascism and Socialism: Still Not Opposites”



It’s hard to keep up with events in Kiev and the Ukraine, but it’s important to be aware of the underlying issues.


I was once ejected from my high school history class for making essentially this point.


My teacher was an avowed socialist, and he brooked no dissent.  I objected to something he had said, he told me to shut up, and I failed to comply quickly enough.  I spent a pleasant forty-five minutes in the principal’s office, joking with the school secretary.