Fascism is not the result of dictatorship.
But Fascism cannot continue in a modified form.
Fascism will come at the hands of perfectly authentic Americans.
They do not say Roosevelt saved our system. They say he has given us a new one. That is logical.
The real peril of war lies not in military defeat. It lies in war itself, whether we win or lose.
All that is needed to set us definitely on the road to a Fascist society is war. It will of course be a modified form of Fascism at first.
But no one can praise Roosevelt for doing this and then insist that he restored our traditional political and economic systems to their former vitality.
These code authorities could regulate production, quantities, qualities, prices, distribution methods, etc., under the supervision of the NRA. This was fascism.
I think we have to be fair in saying at this point that neither Roosevelt nor Lewis realized the peril to which they were exposing both the unions and the country.
The NRA provided that in America each industry should be organized into a federally supervised trade association. It was not called a corporative. It was called a Code Authority.