Ed Driscoll

Spring Fascism Preview

In England, the BBC writes that “Prince Harry has apologised for wearing a swastika armband to a friend’s fancy dress party”.

Meanwhile, an Italian soccer star (whom Power Line notes, “had good things to say about Mussolini in his autobiography”) gave the fascist straight-arm salute to a packed stadium in Rome.

And Reuters reports that French “far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen [said] the Nazi occupation of France during World War Two had not been ‘particularly inhumane’.”

And we’re worried about passing the global test?

(Incidentally, this post is probably as good a place as any to hang Theodore Dalrymple’s sage essay at how modern Germans are still impacted–hamstrung actually–by their ancestors’ actions sixty years ago.)