Fascism has been called “right-wing” by Leftists professors since nearly it’s creation.
Giovanni Gentile is the philosopher who created Fascism. Gentile was a student of early Marxism and sought to “perfect” Marxism. This philosophy called for a strong central government, and top-down leadership. The core of Fascism for Gentile was collectivism.
The world would see Fascism rise to power in Italy and in Germany during World War II. Both of these countries took a hard collectivist stance, became discriminatory against conservatives, religious people, and ethnic Jewish people.
Over the coming weeks I will elaborate on the history of Fascism, and make comparisons to both modern Marxism and also a compare-and-contrast series to modern conservatism, which can also be called “classic liberalism.”