Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg

Jonah Goldberg seems to be generating quite a bit of controversy with his new book, Liberal Fascism, at least in the minds of those on the left. The book is currently the #12 best-selling book at Amazon.com.

Why is the book causing so much controversy? For decades, the left has associated fascism with the right. Why? Because fascism is evil. And if President George W. Bush (or fill in the blank with another conservative) is deemed to be evil...voila, George Bush is a fascist. See how easy this is. The FDC has never quite understood the argument equating conservatives to fascists, but understands very well the motivation behind the effort. Because, fascists are radio-active. And someone or some group that is successfully labeled a fascist is more easily marginalized.

"Liberal fascism" is not a new idea, as you will see here. After all, "Nazi Party" is "the official German language name of the National Socialist German Workers Party."

This post is not a review of the book, as it is the FDC's policy not to review books he has not read. But, it appears that doesn't seem to be the policy of many of the pre-reviewers at Amazon.com (particularly those giving the enthusiastic one-star ratings).

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