Liberal Fascism


From a reader:

Good Morning Jonah,

Almost done, on the last chapter now, then the notes.

An amusing illustration of the whole point. I sent the Hitler quote on page 363 (about Christianity’s slow death) to some friends of mine and asked them to guess who said it. The first person to respond’s first thought was John Lennon, but he went with Hitler. And thus your point, sometimes it is hard to tell the rhetoric of the two apart. And there is a reason for that.

I think he means this passage (my PDF of the book has slightly different page numbers):

“The best thing is to let Christianity die a natural death,” Hitler explained to his aides. “A slow death has something comforting about it. The dogma of Christianity gets worn away before the advances of science. Religion will have to make more and more concessions. Gradually the myths crumble. All that’s left is to prove that in nature there is no frontier between the organic and the inorganic.”



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