What is the difference between liberalism & fascism ?Im doing an ideology essay on liberalism & fascism. We have to create 2 different schools on each ideology & explain how the school...

What is the difference between liberalism & fascism ?

Im doing an ideology essay on liberalism & fascism. We have to create 2 different schools on each ideology & explain how the school would be run. I dont expect anyone to write a full essay, but if you could give me a brief example that would help alot.

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There is a huge difference between liberalism and fascism.  Liberalism is based on the idea that all people should be seen as individuals who have rights that must be protected.  Liberalism believes that people should tolerate one another's differences.  By contrast, fascism is based on the idea that all people should be the same.  They should all identify themselves with each other and their ultimate goal should be to serve their country.

If you set up schools that were based on these ideas, they would be very different.  A liberal school would encourage students to think and to express themselves.  There would likely be no dress code and the educational process would emphasize creativity and independent thought.  By contrast, a fascist school would emphasize thinking the "right" things and all pulling together for the good of the school and the larger community.  Students might be required to wear uniforms.  The curriculum would be geared towards teaching students the "right" things and teaching them the idea that they should obey authority and sacrifice for the common good.

 

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