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The NYT Reviews Liberal Fascism


David Oshinsky a liberal historian specializing in the McCarthy era has reviewed my book for the NYT Book Review. It’s negative, as expected. But with some kind words for me and the book as well. For example:

“Liberal Fascism” is less an exposé of left-wing hypocrisy than a chance to exact political revenge. Yet the title of his book aside, what distinguishes Goldberg from the Sean Hannitys and Michael Savages is a witty intelligence that deals in ideas as well as insults — no mean feat in the nasty world of the culture wars.

I think others who’ve actually read Liberal Fascism will agree that Oshinsky’s review is a somewhat confused and largely non-responsive take on my book (I think even critics of the book will agree with that). I’ll definitely have some more thoughts later, perhaps after the book is actually available in stores. In the meantime, I should count myself charmed that the NYT (like Publisher’s Weekly) actually gave me a review that I can excerpt for blurbs in the paperback edition.

Update: Oh, and for those who might have missed it, my podcast with Glenn & Helen can be found here. It will give you a much better sense of what the book is about.