Antedating of "Fascist"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jun 28 21:11:03 UTC 2009

fascist (OED 1921)

1919 _Observer_ 19 Oct. 14 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  Among the parties we have the Moderates, the Clericals, the Liberals-Radicals, the Republicans, the Socialists, the Nationalists, and the "Fascists" -- a group, this, of political opportunists which, beyond expressing ultra-patriotic doctrines, seems to have no more definite policy than that of attaining to power.

Fred Shapiro

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