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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:16 pm    Post subject: Modern day liberals in the US are closer to facists Reply with quote
http://amconmag.com/2008/2008_01_28/review.html
Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning, Jonah Goldberg, Doubleday, 496 pages
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Do you actually know any liberals? Or are you just lampooning Washington liberals?

And can you perhaps lay out some of the basic arguments/premises he makes in the book?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
He doesn't even know what a "liberal" is, so i wouldn't get too worked up over him calling liberals fascists.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Read the article
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I did read the article. I can't figure out who it's talking about. Certainly not anything I've ever espoused.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Toxic wrote:
I did read the article. I can't figure out who it's talking about. Certainly not anything I've ever espoused.
Maybe the reading material was above your reading level no pun intended

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Goldberg has packed his book with caveats. “I do not believe liberals are evil, villainous or bigoted,” he writes. “I have not written a book about how all liberals are Nazis or fascists. … Liberals today are not responsible for what their forefathers believed.”

Read that? The author states straight out that he's not writing about "modern day liberals," so pointing to this book as supporting any conclusion about "modern day liberals" seems ill-informed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Goldberg has packed his book with caveats. “I do not believe liberals are evil, villainous or bigoted,” he writes. “I have not written a book about how all liberals are Nazis or fascists. … Liberals today are not responsible for what their forefathers believed.”

Read that? The author states straight out that he's not writing about "modern day liberals," so pointing to this book as supporting any conclusion about "modern day liberals" seems ill-informed.


Why else would he right the book?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Anym wrote:
TrespassersW wrote:
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Goldberg has packed his book with caveats. “I do not believe liberals are evil, villainous or bigoted,” he writes. “I have not written a book about how all liberals are Nazis or fascists. … Liberals today are not responsible for what their forefathers believed.”

Read that? The author states straight out that he's not writing about "modern day liberals," so pointing to this book as supporting any conclusion about "modern day liberals" seems ill-informed.

Why else would he right the book?

I have no idea why he wrote the book; I just know what he said above.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I am fascist. *grrr*
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I find that most people who throw around terms like "fascist" and "nazi" have very little idea what those terms actually mean.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Jonah Goldberg is fool who made his name through the Lewinsky scandal(just like Coulter, Ingrahm and the rest)

He lost a 1000 dollar bet because in 2005 he stated "that Iraq won't have a civil war, that it will have a viable constitution, and that a majority of Iraqis and Americans will, in two years time, agree that the war was worth it."

This guy isn't the brightest bulb in the building.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
shankarsingam wrote:
This guy isn't the brightest bulb in the building.


Unfortunately, he is the brightest bulb of the bunch.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
This guy was on the daily show and Jon didn't agree with him.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Lester wrote:
This guy was on the daily show and Jon didn't agree with him.


It was a pretty nasty interview.
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