A regular theme from liberal critics of my book is the effort to claim that liberals never really make ad Hitlerum arguments about conservatives. Michael Tomasky, Tim Noah, Hendrick Hertzberg and others have offered very lame version of this argument. Hertzberg recently wrote “the lefties [of yesteryear] who cried ‘fascism’ were marginal cranks, without the slightest influence in the Democratic Party or any Democratic Administration.”As I’ve pointed out numerous times now, this means that the cream of the Democratic Party and the Left over the last 60 years were “marginal cranks.”
Anyway, a reader sent me these Jim Lindgren “blast from the past” posts on the Volokh Conspiracy from a couple weeks ago. Definitely worth reading.