LF 8: The Myth of the “Right Wing Business”
I think this chapter was the most informational of the book so far. In keeping with the theme of the “Book Notes” project, I think the most important idea for conservatives to remember is actually captured on the second page of the chapter: These myths are entwined with one another in a magnificent knot of confusion. Among the strands of this knot are the palpably | Read More »
LF Chapter 7: The Liberal Racist.
This Chapter has enough information to create a week long discussion without the rest of the book. It’s hard not to read this chapter and draw parallel’s between the now debunked global warming movement and the previously debunked eugenic movement. Both movements were sacred cows of the liberals, and both involved letting the State control the daily lives of people. With eugenics movement, the State | Read More »
LF Chapter 6 and the Second Coming
From the diaries by Erick. Glad you guys are participating so I don’t have to do all the writing every week. This was a great chapter. Read it on the way home from New York on Saturday. Next week, Chapter 7, promises to be relevant to what’s going on right now. I have thought for a while now that the left’s obsession with “man made | Read More »
Liberal Fascism Chapter 5: We have to do something!
I was struck reading chapter 5 of Liberal Fascism by how important action was above all else to different fascists groups of the 60′s. For example, when discussing the take over of Cornell, or the Weathermen, Mr. Goldberg discusses how important action is: The fascist state of mind can best be described as “Enough talk, more action!” Close the books, get out of the library, | Read More »
The Original Fascist: Wilson?
I think the thing I was the most surprised about in the third Chapter of Liberal Fascism is how much about President Wilson I had never heard. In school I was taught that Wilson was President during the first world war, and created the League of Nations. Then we skipped to FDR. Reading Mr. Goldberg’s book opened a whole new world to President Wilson. It’s | Read More »
Liberal Fascism: Adolf Hilter
This is my contribution to our discussion of Jonah Golberg’s book. This week covers’ Chapter 2: Adolf Hitler: Man of the Left. I think it is impossible to read this chapter and not draw parallel’s to today’s liberal movement. Some of the issues the Nazi party and today’s liberals championed are the same: universal education, increased entitlements, and a “division of profits” of industry for | Read More »
The Good Tyranny
This is my entry for this weeks reading assignment from Liberal Fascism. I read the intro and the first chapter. However, there was one passage in the introduction that really struck me. Since I read this passage it has been bouncing around in my head. Jonah Goldberg writes: The history of totalitarianism is the history of the quest to transcend the human condition and create | Read More »
A Message to Garcia
Better late than never. I was stuck by just how accurate A Message describes the thinking of many people in today’s workforce. I liked the section asking the reader to give an assignment to a co-worker. In my experience, many people would ask “Why?” or “Why can’t so and so do it?”. I would disagree with the author on one point. The author describes the | Read More »