Liberal Fascism

More “We Knew This Already”

The blogger, Baseball Crank, sent this in yesterday:

So Tomasky takes the view that your book is unimportant because it contains facts of which he was previously aware.  I wonder what would be left of the Left’s publishing schedule if one removes the titles that refer to or rely on facts the repetition of which is drearily familiar.  Where would Kevin Phillips be if we dismissed any further publications using the phrase “Southern Strategy,” for example?  What if we dismissed as old news any tome making reference to well-worn aspects of McCarthyism or Jim Crow or Vietnam?  Or, for that matter, any book review leaning on German Big Business’ support for Hitler?  The Left is dedicated to nothing if not endlessly recycling the same handful of historical examples (many of which are no more true for being endlessly repeated).

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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