“I call these [wealthy corporate] elements Fascist. You may not like names and labels but technically as well as journalistically and morally they are correct. You may substitute Tories, or Economic Royalists, or Vested Interests, or whatever you like for the flag-waving anti-American Americans whose efforts and objectives parallel those of the Liga Industriale which bought out Mussolini in 1920, and the Thyssen-Krupp-Voegeler-Flick Rhineland industry and banking system which subsidized Hitler when Nazism was about to collapse. Their main object was to end the civil liberties of the nation, destroy the labor unions, end the free press, and make more money at the expense of a slave nation.”
— George Seldes, “Facts and Facism,” published in 1943.
“Sure we’ll have Fascism here, but it will come as an anti-Fascism movement.”
— Gov. Huey Long, as quoted by George Seldes, ibid.