Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Talking of pseudo-history

Here's a sneak preview of Liberal Fascism: the Secret History of the American Left, from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning, the new opus by Jonah Goldberg.

You can find a dissection of Goldberg and other shady characters of the American far right at the Orcinus blog, which I discovered via the equally worthy Dutch website Wisse Words. (I note that Wisse Words' challenge to this blog's interpretation of Orwell and the dystopian novel went unanswered: is anybody up to the job of whipping over to Holland and dropping a bomb in their comments box? Richard?)

Footnote: when I saw the name, I thought that Jonah Goldberg was the author of Hitler's Willing Executioners, a controversial tome which was reviewed in a number of big Kiwi newspapers and carried by at least some bookshops. Nathaniel, though, has corrected me in the comments box...

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Hitler's Willing Executioners is by Daniel (Jonah) Goldhagen, not Jonah Goldberg.

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