Magazine July 30, 2018, Issue

The Laziest Insult

It sometimes seems that contemporary liberals have only two points of historical reference: The first is Watergate and the second is Adolf Hitler. And for the past couple of years, they’ve been turning up the hysterics to elf.

To be fair, likening Republicans to Nazis has been a hobbyhorse for Democrats since the end of World War II. To hear them tell it, the stench of fascism is always wafting in the air, just waiting to choke the life out of an otherwise salubrious democracy. Whether it be Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, or Donald Trump, it doesn’t really matter, because, as

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Charles J. Sykes reviews The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics, by Dan Kaufman.


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