In a new profile for British magazine The Spectator, the former White House strategist extolled the virtues of the fascist dictator who, in 1920s Italy, banned all rival political parties and opposition newspapers, ramped up secret police activities, abolished local elections, and straight up gave us the term “fascism.” While Bannon has previously described himself as a Leninist, he went into detail about his “fascination” with Mussolini.

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