by Norman Berdichevsky (September 2009)
Jonah Goldberg’s brilliant best seller book “Liberal Fascism” (Doubleday, 2008) lays bare the century long manipulation of the terms LEFT and RIGHT in “political science.” Those on the Left who dominate academia and the media typically create a straw man, misleadingly confusing conservative and traditional values that are consistently in favor of individual rights and limited government with the extremist, racist, ultra-nationalist, “religious” and “anti-popular” forces they immediately label as “Fascist,” conflated into what they call the RIGHT. more>>>
Very fascinating article, although I disagree with the part saying a Populist like FDR and Huey Long. Huey Long was the real Populist-Demagogue. Roosevelt was elected and reasonable and had positive elements. There is this post-War thing calling Roosevelt "an anti-semite" but those elements were squarely with the radicals like Couglin and Long and so forth, the Isolationists like Lindbergh and Ford not with the established Brain Trust and New Dealers like Le Guardia.
Fascinating with lots of food for thought and information that is new to me.
My old history teacher used to refer to the "Anslush". I hadn't the heart to put her straight.