Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Beg to differ:

Over at Crooked Timber, Michael Bérubé says that Jonah Goldberg's latest book Liberal Fascism puts him in mind of Dinseh D'Sousa's The End of Racism. Well, maybe. But with chapter headings like The Great Society: LBJ's Fascist Utopia, the companion book should be D'Sousa's The Enemy At Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11.

The End of Racism is far too tepid. But Enemy At Home is just like Liberal Fascism. No matter what, blame all problems on liberals and don't speak a word about conservatives. Call liberals terrorists and fascists. It's as simple as that.


Hey, for sheer nastiness, The Enemy at Home is definitely the companion piece for Liberal Fascism. But my point is that just as The End of Racism tried to distract us from actually existing racism (including D'Souza's quite virulent variety!), Liberal Fascism is trying to distract us from some real and creeping fascism that has nothing to do with liberals.

By Blogger Michael Bérubé, at 12/19/2007 7:42 PM  

michael: Point conceeded. You are right that the distractive effect of The End of Racism is on a par with the distrative effect of Liberal Fascism.

By Blogger Quiddity, at 12/19/2007 8:13 PM  

This is just going down a road well traveled by the great Karl Rove. Accuse you opponents of being what you are. Shake, bake and serve liberally.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/20/2007 6:12 PM  

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