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Hitler and Mussolini were not socialists

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Submitted by Pseudoerasmus (United States), Jan 12, 2008 at 11:37

If Hitler and Mussolini were socialists, then why did private capital continue to exist in Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy ? Socialism is the abolition of the private ownership of the means of production. Yet somehow most German and Italian firms remained privately owned and were able to earn returns on their capital. I tell you, these conservative revisionists ...

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