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Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning

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14 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

Well thought out.

Anyone of the chapters in this book could serve as a primer for a complete history. I was initially worried that this would be a Republican talking points review. It is not rather a look back as to how we humans give up our freedom. This book isnt for anyone who likes e...
Anyone of the chapters in this book could serve as a primer for a complete history. I was initially worried that this would be a Republican talking points review. It is not rather a look back as to how we humans give up our freedom. This book isnt for anyone who likes either Republican or Democrat diatribes rather it is for anyone who loves liberty and is in search of its preservation. I feel sorry for those reviewers that found this book unreadable. Understanding let alone accepting some basic principles of this book could cause the reader to suffer the affects of ther political apostasy. It would be much easier to live a lie.

posted by Scott_for_Liberty on December 17, 2008

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12 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

partisan at best

Heres the problem with the whole facism/liberal concept of the book. Facism didn't creat liberalism, it took from it as a way to appeal to the worked over masses. Things like socialism, where people are provided jobs and food'though remember commuism and anarchy were ta...
Heres the problem with the whole facism/liberal concept of the book. Facism didn't creat liberalism, it took from it as a way to appeal to the worked over masses. Things like socialism, where people are provided jobs and food'though remember commuism and anarchy were taboo in facist circles, think about that' we're used as the building block and then they threw in nationalism and that supreme authority of the state over everything, not just the economy. Where facism goes astray is putting the group and the state above the rights of the individual, just because you have a secular style government with free-health care, and that curbs big industries strangle hold on society, doesn't create a system we're individualism is crushed. If anything it helps it because we don't become tied down on what we want to do because 1 percent of the population controls 40 percent of the wealth, and since we don't have money we can't purse the dreams that we want.

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

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    Interesting Read

    Liberal Fascism is well worth the price. If you are a conservative you will be equipped with many counterarguments to typical liberal talking points. If you are a liberal your ideology will likely be inconvenienced by this book but that should not stop you from reading it. I consider myself a staunch conservative but that does not stop me from reading books like Rules for Radicals. I believed this author used a tactic called cardstacking, which is when a person only chooses the historical facts that support their perspective, while leaving out any facts that hinder their argument, but that does not take away from the central thesis of this book. The point is to show the connection between progressive/ liberal ideology and the ideology of Hitler and Mussolini, which is strikingly similar in some areas. This book is original and very provocative. I highly recommend it!

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2008

    Decent Handling of the Subject

    Goldberg does a decent job of discussing the Leftist origins of Nazism and Fascism. The book is hurt however, by Goldbergs well known Conservative status. For a scholarly look at the same subject matter, from a man outside of the American Political system read 'Three New Deals: Reflections on Roosevelt's America, Mussolini's Italy, and Hitler's Germany, 1933--1939' by Wolfgang Schivelbusch.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2008

    Interesting, & something I already knew

    While I see that this book has made raving, frothy-mouthed crazies out of the Leftist, I read it myself. Good book that points out the obvious and the Left doesn't want to admit it. The Right also needs to realize that facism and communism both have wicked comparisions to both major political parties! The best thing about this book is: The way the Left squirms and the fact that maybe the word 'fascism' can be taken out of the Left's vocabulary and pointed back at them.

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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