As I understand, the word Fascism must be capitalised, while the adjective fascist should not. But what if "Fascist" is used as a noun?

Eg: "The headmaster was enlisted in the National Fascist Party and therefore he was a Fascist"

Thanks for the help.

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There’s no reason why either the adjective or the noun should bear an initial capital letter, unless it forms part of the name of something, such as the organisation you mention.

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    That is to say, whether the headmaster was a Fascist is a matter of record; whether he was a fascist is a matter of opinion. Dec 22, 2013 at 12:36
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    Perhaps the most obvious distinction is between the common adjective 'liberal' and the proper-noun (and proper-adjective) 'Liberal'. Dec 22, 2013 at 15:34

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