„The fascists of the future will be called anti-fascists.“

According to research, it has been attributed to Churchill since the 21st century. A similar variation has been attributed to Huey Long a year after he expired, but it’s unclear if he said it either. Source: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2017/03/04/anti-fascism/ Source: http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/9-quotes-from-winston-churchill-that-are-totally-fake-1790585636 Variants: The Fascists of the future will be the anti-fascists. The Swiss author François Bondy attributed a similar quote to Ignazio Silone: This reminded me of what Ignazio Silone said in 1945 soon after he returned to Italy from his Zurich exile: "The Fascism of tomorrow will never say 'I am Fascism.' It will say: 'I am anti-Fascism.'" Alternatively quoted as: When I met him in Geneva on the day of his scheduled return home after the long exile in Switzerland, Silone said abruptly: "If at a future moment fascism will return, it will not be so stupid as to say: 'I am fascism.' It will say: 'I am antifascism.'" Source: François Bondy (1976), "European Notebook", Encounter, vol. 47, p. 51. Source: François Bondy (1979), "Ignazio Silone: In Memoriam", The Washington Quarterly, vol. 2, issue 2.


Source: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2017/03/04/anti-fascism/

Source: http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/9-quotes-from-winston-churchill-that-are-totally-fake-1790585636
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