Liberal fascism : the secret history of the American left, from Mussolini to the politics of meaning (Book, 2007) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Liberal fascism : the secret history of the American left, from Mussolini to the politics of meaning

Author: Jonah Goldberg
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A startling new perspective on the theories and practices that define fascist politics. Replacing myths with research, journalist Goldberg reminds us that the original fascists were really on the left. The Nazis were ardent socialists (hence the term "National socialism"). They believed in free health care and guaranteed jobs. They confiscated inherited wealth and spent vast sums on public education. The Nazis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonah Goldberg
ISBN: 9780385511841 0385511841
OCLC Number: 123136367
Description: 487 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Mussolini : the father of fascism --
Adolf Hitler : man of the left --
Woodrow Wilson and the birth of liberal fascism --
Franklin Roosevelt's fascist New Deal --
The 1960s : fascism takes to the streets --
From Kennedy's myth to Johnson's dream : liberal fascism and the cult of the state --
Liberal racism : the eugenic ghost in the fascist machine --
Liberal fascist economics --
Brave new world : Hillary Clinton and the meaning of liberal fascism --
The new age : we're all fascists now --
Afterword : the tempting of conservatism.
Responsibility: Jonah Goldberg.

Abstract:

A startling new perspective on the theories and practices that define fascist politics. Replacing myths with research, journalist Goldberg reminds us that the original fascists were really on the left. The Nazis were ardent socialists (hence the term "National socialism"). They believed in free health care and guaranteed jobs. They confiscated inherited wealth and spent vast sums on public education. The Nazis declared war on smoking, supported abortion, euthanasia, and gun control. They loathed the free market, provided generous pensions for the elderly, and campus speech codes were all the rage. These striking parallels don't mean that today's liberals are genocidal maniacs, yet it is hard to deny that modern progressivism and classical fascism shared the same intellectual roots. These assertions may sound strange to modern ears, but that is because we have forgotten what fascism is. In this angry, funny, smart, contentious book, Jonah Goldberg turns our preconceptions inside out.--From publisher description.
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