"Fascism," think I. "Say fascism. That's what I'd have discarded." *)
"Liberalism," says McWhorter. "And socialism."
*) Cambridge Advanced Learner’s knows that the word cunt is used as "an offensive word for a very unpleasant or stupid person", in which it’s far ahead of Merriam-Webster, which doesn't know this basic fact of life. But none admits that fascist is a similarly functioning amorphous slur.