Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning by Jonah Goldberg - review by Jonathan Mirsky

Jonathan Mirsky

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Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning

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Allen Lane/The Penguin Press 487pp £9.99 order from our bookshop
 

In over forty years of reviewing books this is a first: I am ensuring that no word or phrase from this review can be used by any but the most scurrilous publisher for a jacket quote indicating I think well of Liberal Fascism. But publishers are free to tweezer out these words: rant, slimy, smear, weasel.

Jonah Goldberg, a contributing editor to the conservative National Review, is also thin-skinned and mischievous. Thin-skinned because, he explains, having been publicly insulted about his politics he decided to write this 500-page book. And rather like the little girl who flicks up her skirts to flash her knickers,

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