March 14, 2008

Liberal Fascism

I haven't read Jonah Goldberg's book and probably won't. Nonetheless, the impression I get from reading his National Review Liberal Facism blog is that Mr. Goldberg is dancing on the head of a pin a la medieval theologians, and bitching whenever anyone tries to point that out. He's probably correct insofar as it goes, but he's defined his thesis so narrowly that it is of little interest to those not engaged in hyper-partisan psuedo-intellectual pissing matches.

Posted by Charles Austin at March 14, 2008 11:28 PM

I have it and have read it. He over-reaches, but it's still the first mostly mainstream book I've seen that tries to lay out what has been intuitively obvious to many who have studied the early 20th Century post-democratic movements.

But, yeah, he's hyper-sensitive as this isn't just his first big-boy book, but his first book.

Posted by: marc at 12:39 AM