Liberal Fascism (1) -- Jonah Goldberg ** UNEDITED **

PLAYLIST: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=C20E954A7632DCFD Jonah Goldberg discusses his new book, "Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the America...

Views: 47

Comment

You need to be a member of 12160 Social Network to add comments!

Join 12160 Social Network

Comment by Nathan on August 16, 2012 at 11:59am

Always the Last to Know

Orrin Judd links to a quote from Slate contributor Beverly Gage, a Yale history professor, who asks, “American conservatives have a canon. Why don’t American liberals?”

Ask Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan how he became a conservative and he’ll probably answer by citing a book. It might be Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Or perhaps he’ll come up with Friedrich Hayek’s Road to Serfdom, or even Barry Goldwater’s Conscience of a Conservative. All of these books are staples of the modern conservative canon, works with the reputed power to radicalize even the most tepid Republican. Over the last half-century, they have been vital to the conservative movement’s success–and to liberalism’s demise.

We tend to think of the conservative influence in purely political terms: electing Ronald Reagan in 1980, picking away at Social Security, reducing taxes for the wealthy. But one of the movement’s most lasting successes has been in developing a common intellectual heritage. Any self-respecting young conservative knows the names you’re supposed to spout: Hayek, Rand, Ludwig von Mises, Albert Jay Nock. There are some older thinkers too–Edmund Burke, for instance–but for the most part the favored thinkers come out of the movement’s mid-20th century origins in opposition to Soviet communism and the New Deal.

Liberals, by contrast, have been moving in the other direction over the last half-century, abandoning the idea that ideas can be powerful political tools.

Yes, I know. Jonah Goldberg explored that topic in-depth four years ago in Liberal Fascism, and earlier, in a preview of his then-book-in-progress, eight years ago at the Corner, where he first wrote on “the generalized ignorance or silence of mainstream liberals about their own intellectual history:”

http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2012/08/14/always-the-last-to-know-2/

Comment by Nathan on August 16, 2012 at 11:56am

@Troy

Have you read his book? He's the editor of National Review (so, I don't agree with his views on many things) but his book is a well researched review of the historical roots of today's left/progressive movement.

 

 

"Destroying the New World Order"

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE SITE!

mobile page

12160.info/m

12160 Administrators

 

TOP CONTENT THIS WEEK

Latest Activity

Aaron posted photos
43 minutes ago
Aaron posted photos
55 minutes ago
Aaron posted blog posts
57 minutes ago
Aaron posted videos
1 hour ago
Larry Flinchpaugh posted blog posts
2 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer favorited Bob Renner's photo
2 hours ago
Bob Renner's photo was featured
2 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer favorited Bob Renner's photo
2 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer posted photos
2 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer posted a blog post
3 hours ago
Phyllis Maka posted blog posts
3 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer left a comment for pancatattvadas
4 hours ago
pancatattvadas is now a member of 12160 Social Network
5 hours ago
Less Prone commented on Larry Flinchpaugh's blog post Fox News DEFENDS George Soros in BIZARRE Interview - What Is Really Going On?
"Who Owns Fox News? Bias? What bias?"
5 hours ago
Less Prone posted a blog post

Men convicted of rape will be castrated under new law and...

Castration applies to rapes where the victim is over 13, whereas the rest face execution. Can you…See More
6 hours ago
Larry Flinchpaugh commented on Larry Flinchpaugh's blog post Fox News DEFENDS George Soros in BIZARRE Interview - What Is Really Going On?
"This looks bad for FOX's  "Fair and Balance" mantra."
6 hours ago
Less Prone commented on Aaron's photo
Thumbnail

trump-tik-tok

"The swamp people and pedophiles have their own WetChat. WeChat most commonly used by paedophiles in…"
9 hours ago
Less Prone posted a status
"Trump praising Clintons!? https://www.bitchute.com/video/zuHGUwu9nJVX/ If you wonder why they are not in jail or hanged. It's all a circus."
9 hours ago
Less Prone favorited Aaron's video
9 hours ago
Less Prone favorited Central Scrutinizer's video
11 hours ago

© 2020   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2019 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted