Monday Book Pick – Liberal Fascism

June 8, 2009 by
Filed under: Monday Book Pick, Political Books, Politics 

Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change by Jonah Goldberg

Recently released in paperback, the well researched book explains the history you should know.
As Dr. Pournelle pointed out:

Goldberg’s book is an anomaly: serious students of political science shouldn’t find anything here they didn’t already know. Alas, I had to say “shouldn’t”, because a very great number of people who consider themselves serious students of political science will be shocked and astonished to discover that Fascism, Progressivism, and modern American Liberalism have many intellectual roots in common. Roosevelt’s New Deal incorporated many elements of Italian Fascism, and in fact before the mid-30’s many Western statesmen had admiring things to say about Fascism and about Il Duce Mussolini who made the trains run on time and brought prosperity — or its illusion — to Italy. Goldberg documents all this as well as the Jacobin roots of both Fascism and Progressivism. The notion that human life can be improved by central planning and tinkering with the legal and economic system is the common thread to them all.

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2 Comments on Monday Book Pick – Liberal Fascism

  1. The Wisdom of Dr. Pournelle : Urbin Report on Sun, 8th Nov 2009 15:23
  2. […] 8, 2009 by Mark UrbinFiled under: Our Dear Leader, Politics, economy  I’ve posted very insightful comments by Dr. Jerry Pournelle […]

  3. Quote of the Day : Urbin Report on Fri, 24th Aug 2012 18:00
  4. […] under: Political Books, Politics  This is a point I tried to make over and over again in Liberal Fascism. Poisons are determined by the dose. A little nationalism is healthy, a lot of nationalism is […]

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