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Fascism, Past and Present

May 15, 1996

In the 1960s it wasn’t unusual to hear left-wing activists call establishment and right-wing politicians fascist. Was it red-hot rhetoric or just telling it like it was? Stanley Payne is a professor of History at University of Wisconsin at Madison and author of the History of Fascism. REPORT FROM SARAH CHAYES in Paris on Jean Marie Le Pen, the right- wing demagogue considered by some on the French Left to be a fascist.