Title: Liberal Fascism
Author: Jonah Goldberg
Publisher: Broadway Books, 2009
If you're like me and are generally conservative (in the sense you want small government), you have probably been called a fascist. Jonah Goldberg starts out his book, Liberal Fascism, with explaining that the term fascism is one with no clear-cut meaning in modern politics. He then goes on to explain that this is precisely the reason liberals like to use it.
Rather than being pulled into a name calling contest with liberals, Jonah examines when fascism started, who started it, and why they started it. By looking at the historical context of fascism, he points out that fascism is almost always a left-wing phenomenon. Why, then, do liberals delight in accusing right-wingers of being fascist? Well, that's all part of the vast political strategy that the liberals employ to trick voters.
In this book you will find that everyone from Woodrow Wilson, FDR, JFK, Hillary Clinton, Hitler, Mussolini, Castro, and many more have contributed to fascism here in America, and abroad. Written in an easy to understand style, this book is full of footnotes and references. Jonah Goldberg did his research and doesn't pull any punches. If you want to know why politics has gotten so bad, and how it got that way, this book is for you. It's also a great read if you're in the midst of an argument with a liberal.
© Nate Phillipps 2010