As you may have heard, my book’s full and official title is Liberal Fascism: The Totalitarian Temptation from Hegel to Whole Foods. The subtitle with Hillary in it was originally a working title I never liked — for the thousandth time this isn’t a book about Hillary Clinton (even if there is a chapter about her) — but the title got away from me for bureaucratic reasons. I’m glad I could prevail in getting the name changed, as this covers the spirit of the book more. Brad Plumer is having predictable good fun with it. Of course, he doesn’t really seem to know what he’s talking about (oh, and it’s not like it’s news to me that the owner of Whole Foods is a self-described libertarian but maybe the German obsession with organic food and environmentalism, for two examples, is news to Plumer). But that’s okay, it’s what I expected.
To be continued, when the book comes out.
Correction: I originally misspelled Brad Plumer’s name – giving it an extra “m.” Sorry ‘bout that, it’s been fixed.