Syncretic politics

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Syncretic politics or spectral-syncretic refers to politics outside of the conventional left–right political spectrum. The term syncretic politics has been derived from the idea of syncretism (syncretic religion).[1] The main idea of syncretic politics is that taking political positions of neutrality by combining elements associated with the left and right can achieve a goal of reconciliation.[2][3][4]

The Falange of Spain presented itself as syncretic.[5] Falangism has attacked both the left and the right as its "enemies", declaring itself to be neither left nor right, but a third position.[6]

Adolf Hitler, after criticizing both left and right-wing politics in Mein Kampf, presented fascism and Nazism as a politically syncretic "Third Way."[7]

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  1. ^ "syncretism". The Free Dictionary. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  2. ^ Griffin, Roger (1995-09-07). Fascism (paperback). Oxford readers (second printing ed.). Oxford, England, UK: Oxford University Press. pp. 8, 307. ISBN 978-0192892492. 
  3. ^ Kallis, Aristotle A. (2002-12-25). The Fascism Reader. Routledge. p. 71. ISBN 978-0415243599. 
  4. ^ Blamires, Cyprian. World Fascism: A Historical Encyclopedia (hardcover) (in ABC-CLIO, Inc.) (5 ed.). Santa Barbara, California, USA: ABC-CLIO, Inc. pp. 14, 561. ISBN 978-1576079409. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  5. ^ Fernandez, Paloma Aguilar (August 2002). Memory in Amnesia: The Role of the Spanish Civil War in the Transition to Democracy (hardcover). Oxford, England, UK; New York, New York, USA: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1571817570. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  6. ^ Griffin, Roger (1995-09-07). Fascism (paperback). Oxford readers (second printing ed.). Oxford, England, UK: Oxford University Press. p. 189. ISBN 978-0192892492. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  7. ^ Koshar, Rudy. Social Life, Local Politics, and Nazism: Marburg, 1880-1935, University of North Carolina Press, 1986. p. 190.