Dean Marshall's letter [below] totally misunderstands the "corporatism" referred to by Mussolini. His regime never met a modern corporation, but only family and partnership setupos.
Corporatism, in fact, was a means by which the regime contgrolled companies, unions and all economic life. In the Nazi-Fascist model, very unlike the US, there were no independent firms for the political authorities to have to deal with.
The projected idea of a system in which the big corporations pressure the compliant government is actually the direct opposite of what the Fascists and Nazis practiced.
John D. Froelich
Upper Darby, PA
Sep 21 2008 - 1:29pm