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Monday Book Pick – Liberal Fascism

Monday, June 8th, 2009

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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democrat William “Cold Cash” Jefferson going to trial

Monday, June 8th, 2009

You remember William “Cold Cash” Jefferson, the Louisiana democrat congressman whom the FBI found $90,000, in cash, in his freezer. This is after a an informant told the FBI that he had given Jefferson $100,000, in cash, as a bribe. That was four years ago. Jefferson kept his office, with the support of Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the congressional democrat “leadership”, until he was finally voted out of office by the good people of Louisiana.

According the New Orleans Metro News, “Cold Cash” Jefferson is finally going to face trial, “facing 16 federal bribery and public corruption charges.” If convicted, the former democrat congressman could face up to 20 years in prison.

HT to Ms. Malkin.