OK, so I’m a couple of years late to this party, but I finally got my hands on a copy of Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg. I’m about a third of the way through it. I want to buy copies and give them away. I can’t really afford to right now, but I’d like to.
Don’t let the cutsie cover art fool you. This is a well-researched, thoughtful, scholarly, well-written, and considerate look at the intellectual and political currents of the twentieth century that swept away personal freedoms and foundational values, and continue to do so.
I’ve read a fair bit of history. But this book is teaching me much I didn’t know. For instance, how much do you know about Woodrow Wilson? Really? He’s generally been a person I’ve only heard about in passing. Uhm. Why is that? The man did much to overthrow much of what was good in this country and its government. He bears study, I think, and Goldberg does a good job of presenting what Wilson did, and what he stood for, and who and what influenced him.
More later, I hope, when I’ve read the whole book.