Re: History buffs/majors?
I'm a bit late to the party, so it probably doesn't help at all, but I had quite a bit of history in my college career as an International Relations, Poli Sci, and German major. Question 7 just seems absurd, as you could probably argue that, without getting political, the Democratic Party is closer to fascist ideals than the Republican party. Fascist parties of the early 20th century arose from the same workers' movements that gave rise to Socialist and Communist parties in Europe. Like those parties, they were "anti-bourgeois" and had an antagonistic view toward traditional capitalism. They pushed the welfare of workers through government intervention in the economy and large public works projects. Where they diverged is that fascists took a nationalist turn and blamed the economic and social ills of society on "foreign" elements of society. They distrusted the democratic form of government, which they felt was manipulated by the wealthy "foreign" interests and favored dictatorships in order to stamp out political strife and make it easier to implement their policies.
The analog for the US Republican Party in world politics has always been the Christian Democrat and conservative movements, which have tended to favor social conservative policies coupled with laissez-faire economic principles. If you took the nationalist and totalitarian elements out of the fascist movement, it would actually fall to the left of our Democratic Party. Many of FDR's economic and social welfare policies were similar to those implemented by fascist parties in Europe, which makes sense because the policies were implemented as a response to the global economic depression.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.