Quote Originally Posted by lowtech redneck View Post
I consider Nazism a (fortunately) unique brand of ideological evil that is mostly restricted to a particular place and time because a.) it was utterly defeated and its original host (both the guilty and the innocent) were made to suffer terribly for its crimes against humanity, and b.) it was explicitly restricted to a relatively small sub-set of the global population, even as far as just the white population is concerned.

I generally consider 'fascism' to be culturally chauvinistic majoritarian populism unchecked by classical liberal safeguards-in that sense, I consider WWII era Japan to be thoroughly fascist country.

In otherwords, I tend to view Nazism in terms of history and ideological specifics, while I tend to view fascism in terms of common usage.
A pretty much correct and concise definition of both.