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    Goldberg’s “Brave New Village: Hillary Clinton…”

    The Ninth Chapter of Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism. Brave New Village: Hillary Clinton and the Meaning of Liberal Fascism As he says in an early paragraph of this chapter, Goldberg intends to give us “a group portrait of Hillary and her friends – the leading proponents and exemplars of liberal fascism in our time.” In doing so, he divides the main body of the material | Read More »

    Behind now, but racing to catch up

    Time constraints have forced me to fall behind in our reading of Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism and have prevented me from posting in recent weeks. As a matter of fact, I’m only now half-way through Liberal Racism: The Eugenic Ghost in the Fascist Machine. However, my schedule has loosened up and I’m once again turning the pages at a healthy pace. It looks like I’ll | Read More »

    RS Book Notes, Week #7 – from Liberal Fascism

    Reading the Sixth Chapter of Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism then posting our thoughts about it is our 6th week’s assignment in Red State’s Book Notes project. Chapter 6: From Kennedy’s Myth to Johnson’s Dream: Liberal Fascism and the Cult of the State Between this chapter’s introductory and concluding pages, Goldberg divides the main body of his material into the following named sections: He Died For | Read More »

    RS Book Notes, Week #6 – The 1960s: Fascism Takes to the Streets

    Reading the Fifth Chapter of Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism then posting our thoughts about it is our 6th week’s assignment in Red State’s Book Notes project. Chapter 5: Sandwiched between this chapter’s introductory and summary pages, Goldberg presents his discussion in three named sections: The New Left’s Fascist Moment, The Action Cult, and Building a Politics of Meaning. Particularly memorable for me are a few | Read More »

    RS Book Notes, Week #5 – Franklin Roosevelt’s Fascist New Deal

    Reading the Fourth Chapter of Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism then posting our thoughts about it is our 5th week’s assignment in Red State’s Book Notes project. Chapter 4: Following his now-familiar structure, we find between the several introductory and summary pages that Goldberg has divided the main body of this chapter into the following named sections: Progressive From the Beginning, An “Experimental” Age, Stealing Fascist | Read More »

    RS Book Notes, Week #5 – late this week

    Darn it! Events off-line have totally wrecked my schedule for the last few days and I’m unable to post this week’s assignment today as I should. And I’m sorry ’bout that. (Does this mean I’ll have to go sit in the corner?) However, I will be posting my thoughts re: Franklin Roosevelt’s Fascist New Deal, the 4th Chapter of Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism right here in | Read More »

    RS Book Notes, Week #4 – Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of Liberal Fascism

    Reading the Third Chapter of Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism then posting our thoughts about it is our 4th week’s assignment in Red State’s Book Notes project. Chapter 3: Though I’m an amateur student of history and have long considered Woodrow Wilson to be the worst President the U.S. has ever had (though the current resident of the White House might outdo him, and Jimmy Carter | Read More »

    RS Book Notes, Week #3 – Adolf Hitler: Man of the Left

    Reading the Second Chapter of Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism then posting our thoughts about it is our 3rd week’s assignment in Red State’s Book Notes project. Chapter 2: Titled Adolf Hitler: Man of the Left, this chapter does offer a brief biographical sketch of the man but focuses much more on just exactly what National Socialism (Nazism) was (and is), how it is so closely | Read More »

    The 2nd Week’s Assignment – RedState Book Notes

    Reading the Introduction and First Chapter of Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism then posting our thoughts about it was our 2nd week’s assignment in Red State’s Book Notes project. Working my way through Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism is an experience very similar to working my way through a serious college textbook. I find myself underlining phrases and passages, writing notes in the book’s margins, and marking pages | Read More »

    A Message to Garcia – RS Book Notes assignment #1

    Elbert Hubbard’s short book, A Message to Garcia, written over a century ago, was a very quick and easy read. More than anything else it is a treatise about the different types of workers there are in society, and the spirit of dedication a worker should bring to his job, whatever that job might be. The first few sentences of the book’s Apologia section, titled | Read More »