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In this provocative and well-researched book, Goldberg probes modern liberalism's spooky origins in early 20th-century fascist politics. With chapter titles such as Adolf Hitler: Man of the Left and Brave New Village: Hillary Clinton and the Meaning of Liberal Fascism—Goldberg argues that fascism has always been a phenomenon of the left. This is Goldberg's first book, and he wisely curbs his wry National Review style. Goldberg's study of the conceptual overlap between fascism and ideas emanating from the environmental movement, Hollywood, the Democratic Party and what he calls other left-wing organs is shocking and hilarious. He lays low such lights of liberal history as Margaret Sanger, apparently a radical eugenicist, and JFK, whose cult of personality, according to Goldberg, reeks of fascist political theater. Much of this will be music to conservatives' ears, but other readers may be stopped cold by the parallels Goldberg draws between Nazi Germany and the New Deal. The book's tone suffers as it oscillates between revisionist historical analyses and the application of fascist themes to American popular culture; nonetheless, the controversial arc Goldberg draws from Mussolini to The Matrix is well-researched, seriously argued—and funny. (Jan. 8)
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Passionate, well-written, well-researched. The perfect antidote for those who don't know their history and are therefore condemned to repeat it...Published 7 months ago by Max Layton
"Liberal Fascism" speaks of the relationship between the Fascist intellectual tradition and practice and the Liberal-Progressive movement in Twentieth Century America. Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2010 by James Gallen
Essentially, the thesis of this noble book is that the American Liberalism has more in common with Fascism than the right does. It's all good. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2009 by Winston
I suspect that the ivory tower elites will despise this book. University acadamia and the media always equate conservative governments such as the USA under Dubya and Canada under... Read morePublished on March 20 2008 by GRH "Ex WHA Jet"
I suspect the two intensely negative reviews (just how many books of this type are truly one-star awful? Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2008 by Neil Ronan C.
Written as if it were a high school term paper, this tome yields no new ground. It is simply another Rovian attempt to identify what is worst about a movement (authoritarian... Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2008 by James R. Parrett
As the Book Description notes, the word "Nazi" derives from "National Socialism" (German: Nationalsozialismus). Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2008 by Parity
This is a surprisingly subtle and carefully researched account of "collectivism" in European and American political thought over the last hundred years. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2008 by physics student