And the message of the 300 was? The underdog can win in certain circumstances if he's brave enough. Is that a fascist concept in a fictional world?
I think Brin nicely outlined the ways in which 300
, as a narrative, showed contempt for the idea of non-militarism and non-hierarchical social structures, and in which it supported authoritarianism -- both by portraying the militarism of Spartan society as a good thing and by ignoring those aspects of Spartan society that modern liberal democracy would tend to find objectionable, such as slavery and institutional sexual abuse of children.