The Corner

One More Thing On McCarthyism

By a rough count, I’ve had two dozen people call me fascist. One person wrote to AOL to tell them that I am “Hitler incarnate.” I began my McCarthy column referring to the erosion of meaning words suffer on the liberal side of the aisle. If I am Hitler incarnate, what words are left to describe genocidal murderers? If I am a fascist, what words are left for people advocating syndicalist economics and thuggish mass movements?

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