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Submitted by Tom Campbell (Germany), Jul 24, 2016 at 11:00

Dear Abu from Canada,

What I think D. Pipes is getting to is in the definition of fascism taken directly from Webster's Dictionary: "a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition."

With Trump and all that he has said and the way he has said it, and how he treats opposition, you will have to admit, this sounds more like him than anyone else past and present in the US, unless, of course, we are talking of other countries like Turkey and their "beloved" Erdogan or where I live (Germany), Hitler. Trump may not be a dictator, however, when we play with fire we often get burned. Why take a risk on that?

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