I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Axis of Evel Knievel, and came across this little nugget from La Dottrina del fascismo, a book, Axis tells us, that Il Duce Benito Mussolini wrote with Giovanni Gentile in 1932:
Fascism wants man to be active and to engage in action with all his energies; it wants him to be manfully aware of the difficulties besetting him and ready to face them. It conceives of life as a struggle in which it behooves a man to win for himself a really worthy place, first of all by fitting himself (physically, morally, intellectually) to become the implement required for winning it. As for the individual, so for the nation, and so for mankind. . . .Suddenly, everything that Chimpy and Big Dick do makes perfect sense.