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...


Blogger Nathaniel said...

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

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