The following amplifies the concept of ur-fascism advanced by Umberto Eco.
Ur-fascism is both unity and multiplicity, like life itself: Unity in its embodiment of a single phenomenon and multiplicity because of the diversity and disparity within that phenomenon. “Ur” means primal or primordial: For example, in the form of Heidegger’s “ur-grund” (“primal ground”) or ur-volk (“primeval people”) as well as Goethe’s “ur-phenomenon” (“archetypal pattern”).
“Fascism” comes from the Latin, fasces, meaning “bundle”: politically, a people unified. Read more …