One of the deficiencies many on the left have is their lack understanding of fascism. It is, of course, a socialist movement. Benito Mussolini was a socialist. Adolph Hitler led the National Socialist Workers’ Party. The idea that fascism is “right wing” is a myth perpetrated by Joseph Stalin as a means of demonizing his socialist competition.
Jonah Goldberg wrote an excellent history of how fascism fits in with its sister movements on the left. You can buy a copy of Liberal Fascism from Amazon. Click here.
UPDATE—Of course, not everyone appreciates Mr. Goldberg’s scholarship.
Those individuals might need to go to a primary source. I recommend The Doctrine of Fascism by Benito Mussolini as a good starting point for the study of fascist thought. It can be ordered from Amazon as well, but it is currently out of stock. However, the Kindle edition can be had immediately for only 99 cents.
Fascism conceives of the State as an absolute, in comparison with which all individuals or groups are relative, only to be conceived in their relation to the State.
—Benito Mussolini, The Doctrine of Fascism