The Doughy One Comes Through for Me!!!

First, you'll recall, Jonah Goldberg's unbook was to be entitled Liberal Fascism: The Totalitarian Temptation from Mussolini to Hillary Clinton, and was to have been released sometime during the late Middle Ages.

Then, he switched the date to December 2007, and re-titled it Liberal Fascism: The Totalitarian Temptation from Hegel to Whole Foods. But there were two problems with this: one, Whole Foods is owned by a libertarian not a liberal, and two, Hegel's too hard for Jonah to read -- also, not a fascist of any description. But personally, I was kind of bummed that Jonah had dropped Mussolini from the subtitle, for reasons you'll see in a moment.

But now, the new release date is to be early next year, and the new new re-re-title is to be Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning. Well, he's dropped the "totalitarian temptation" thing, but now of course he faces a new problem. Even if you think Mussolini was a member of the "left" (and he wasn't), he was certainly and unambiguously never a member of the American left, or the American anything. But who cares? Mussolini's back in, which means I get to throw this in Goldberg's face repeatedly, just as I'd hoped to:
Fascism is definitely and absolutely opposed to the doctrines of liberalism, both in the political and economic sphere. -- Benito Mussolini, The Doctrine of Fascism
Let me encourage lots of people to do the same.

As an added bonus, you might want to look at the list of Amazon tags to the book that Cathie from Canada found, including:
propaganda (37)
missed deadlines (26)
fairytales for simple people (24)
wingnut welfare (23)
unintentional comedy (20)
banged out by howler monkeys (19)
what a boat load of crap (17)
attend to luciannes bunions (13)
chickenhawk (12)
libburluls are stoopit (6)...
Priceless.

Cross-posted at The Vanity Press.

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