Via Sadly, No!, a look at the dustcover of Jonah Goldberg’s forthcoming book entitled "Liberal Fascists".
This is the book that Jonah himself described back in March with these words:
My book isn’t like Dinesh’s latest book. It isn’t like any Ann Coulter book. It isn’t what the Amazon description says or what the Economist claims it is. Or what Frank Rich imagines it is. It is a very serious, thoughtful, argument that has never been made in such detail or with such care.
Let’s take a closer look…
That, apparently, is what passes for "very serious, thoughtful" and non-Ann Coulterish scholarly works these days: characterizing female grade school teachers as "friendly" versions of Nazis.
Ladies and gents, meet the new quintessential fascists….
UPDATE: Yeah, right . Well-researched…
UPDATE: How about this? Hitler was a liberal because he was a vegetarian…
To his credit, Jonah argues that people who are concerned with health issues aren’t fascist per se, but rather that people who want to ban trans fats merely have fascist tendencies.
Which makes a difference.
Got to love that "primacy of race" thing. Yes, Hitler believed that "the Aryan race was superior" and the New Left believes that "all races are equal". And they since they’re BOTH concerned about "race", BOTH groups get thrown in the "primacy of race" bin and are painted as equivalents.