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Posted: 6/6/2008 4:23:16 PM EST
Liberal Fascism is easily the most important book I have read in many years. Jonah Goldberg did a wonderful job of tying liberal philosophy with their intellectual forefathers.

I have always gotten really pissed when the libs try to tie Nazi's to the right when they were national socialists. Goldberg ties the branches of socialism together and does it with great notations and source material. He knows his shit and doesn't pull any punches.

Every single person on this board needs to buy this book, read it, and then give it to a friend.

Anyone else read this book? What did you think?
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 5:11:40 PM EST
I have it on order from the local library. Currently I am #9 in line to read it. They have about a dozen copies, so it should be soon. I have heard many good things about it.


Steve
Link Posted: 8/25/2008 6:06:43 AM EST
bumped for more opinions.....a friend just read this, let me borrow it, and says it's a 'must read'.


Any thoughts?

Link Posted: 8/25/2008 6:09:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2008 6:11:06 AM EST by 1Andy2]
strictly from an economic standpoint, I know alot of people who would fall under the Fascist category. They believe people should be allowed to own private property, but that corporations should be tightly managed by the government for national ends.

I guess that's why we now have such heavy-handed agencies as the FDA, CPSC, DOT, EPA, etc...
Link Posted: 8/25/2008 6:13:33 AM EST
Have it but havent read it. It is sitting on the bedstand.

As soon as I'm done with "Atlas Shrugged" it will be next....

I read FAST and am only on page 300 and something with this one..
Link Posted: 8/25/2008 6:18:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By Eagle7222:
Have it but havent read it. It is sitting on the bedstand.

As soon as I'm done with "Atlas Shrugged" it will be next....

I read FAST and am only on page 300 and something with this one..


That was a very slow, dry read but well worth it.
Link Posted: 8/25/2008 6:20:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By colklink:

Originally Posted By Eagle7222:
Have it but havent read it. It is sitting on the bedstand.

As soon as I'm done with "Atlas Shrugged" it will be next....

I read FAST and am only on page 300 and something with this one..


That was a very slow, dry read but well worth it.


Which one was slow but worth it?
Link Posted: 10/21/2008 7:47:19 PM EST
I'll revive this thread instead of starting my own.

You really need to read/listen to this book. I got the audiobook at Audible.Com and, aside from slow going, it's worth the $20 or whatever.

He shows the direct lineage from nihilism and deconstructionism to facism, Nazism, the New Deal, the "new left", and all that tripe The One trots out.

Please, spend the money, read (or listen) to the book.
Link Posted: 10/21/2008 7:56:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2008 8:03:53 PM EST by ohiobr]
Got a signed copy after he did a lecture here a few weeks ago. I kind of felt bad because all the moonbats in the audience (including a professor i used to like) ganged up on him during the Q&A.

The mans hatred for FDR rivals that of all arfcoms combined hatred for the chosen one.

"FDR makes Nixon look like Carter"
Link Posted: 10/21/2008 7:59:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2008 8:03:54 PM EST by Mazeman]
Goldberg is a fantastic writer.

I love his stuff at NationalReview.com.

I have the book, and it's on deck to be read next.

PS: If you want a *great* conservative news site (besides Drudge), check out Goldberg's mother's site; Lucianne.com.
Link Posted: 10/21/2008 8:10:59 PM EST
I enjoyed it but I don't know if it's a "must read". Some of it was new to me but towards the end it was stuff I'd seen before. I thought the chapter dealing with Woodrow Wilson was very good, as was the roots of the New Deal. I would have liked some of the material in the afterward about the temptation of conservatism to be laid out at the beginning though. The meat of the book itself rightly skewers the progressives but what I found to be the message (that we on the right have to be vigilant because this stuff is creeping in even amongst some of the "good" guys) came at the end.

For anyone who hasn't read it yet but plans to, I suggest reading the afterward first and then start at the beginning.
Link Posted: 10/21/2008 8:23:42 PM EST
juat finished it a week ago and enjouyed it very much.

Lots of great insight to how these wierdos think and what ultimatly is their endgame.

CAck
Link Posted: 10/21/2008 8:31:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By cackman:
juat finished it a week ago and enjouyed it very much.

Lots of great insight to how these wierdos think and what ultimatly is their endgame.

CAck


So, tell us, how do they think and what is their endgame?
Link Posted: 10/21/2008 8:34:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mike_Mills:

Originally Posted By cackman:
juat finished it a week ago and enjouyed it very much.

Lots of great insight to how these wierdos think and what ultimatly is their endgame.

CAck


So, tell us, how do they think and what is their endgame?


Power for power's sake; motion for motion's sake; activity for activity's sake. The end game is, they're in power and that's that. Anything that threatens that is to be destroyed.
Link Posted: 10/22/2008 1:00:43 PM EST
Time to start Segment 2 of the audio book (made it through the first 7 hours).

I wish the Zune would let you speed up audiobook playback, like the iPod.
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