1. The first [basic] feature of [fascism] is the cult of tradition...[T]here can be no advancement of learning. Truth has been already spelled out once and for all, and we can only keep interpreting its obscure message.
2. Traditionalism implies the rejection of modernism...The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of modern depravity. In this sense [fascism] can be defined as irrationalism.