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Terms of discernment

Once again a member of the conservative right wing shows an incredible lack of education. Shortly after comparing Barack Obama to Attila the Hun, Allan South (Readers' Forum, Aug. 22) claims that our nation is headed toward fascism, socialism and communism.

Is Mr. South aware of the the fact that those three terms refer to very different forms of policy? Fascism scorns both of the others and is considered a highly conservative form of government, while the other two, in their pure forms, are intensely liberal.

Erik DeCoursey