Who doesn’t love it when the left goes apoplectic? Jonah Goldberg – my favorite secular-Jewish-iconoclastic columnist (read his National Review columns here) – has made the Jon Stewart-idolizing conservative-hating liberal mainstream go nuts with his book “Liberal Fascism: the Secret History of the American Left, from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning”. I cannot wait to read it; especially after listening to this extensive 2-part, 70-minute interview from yesterday’s Hugh Hewitt show. Well worth a listen, especially for those of you, like me, who are glowing with pride that a hip, articulate polemicist is successfully demolishing the right-wing-are-fascists myth:
I’m not much of a bibliographer; perhaps there have been other books in recent years debunking the deceptive smear linking Nazism and Fascism with the political right. But while Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom is the ultimate tome linking the totalitarian menace with modern “liberalism”, it is more than 50 years old, and does not focus on the countless specific examples Goldberg identifies.
Bottom line? HITLER WAS A SOCIALIST. MUSSOLINI WAS A SOCIALIST. THE SOCIALISTS OF THE 1930s ADMIRED HITLER AND MUSSOLINI.
Sorry, left – you’ll have to find another beating stick. Fascists!