It will be seen that, as used, the word ‘Fascism’ is almost entirely meaningless. In conversation, of course, it is used even more wildly than in print. I have heard it applied to farmers, shopkeepers, Social Credit, corporal punishment, fox-hunting, bull-fighting, the 1922 Committee, the 1941 Committee, Kipling, Gandhi, Chiang Kai-Shek, homosexuality, Priestley’s broadcasts, Youth Hostels, astrology, women, dogs and I do not know what else.
I have often observed in women of her type a tendency to regard all athletics as inferior forms of fox-hunting.
Conservatives do not believe that political struggle is the most important thing in life... The simplest among them prefer fox-hunting the wisest religion.
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