Monday, 9 February 2009

They Still Don't Get it

Guido Fawkes pointed me to a book review here.
Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the Left From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning Jonah Goldberg Penguin £9.99, pp496 Nick Cohen finds much to admire in a blistering attack on liberalism.
It's a book I shall buy.
The reviewer for the Guardian a Mr. Nick Cohen cannot bear to let the right have the win and his last paragraph is:
Liberal Fascism is a bracing and stylish examination of political history. That it is being published at a time when Goldberg's free market has failed and big government and charismatic presidents are on their way back in no way invalidates his work. Hard times test intellectuals and, for all its occasional false notes, Goldberg's case survives.
Classic. Look, sunshine, we've had big government for yonks. And we've had charismatic (and useless) leaders in recent times. It's them that have failed. The present difficulties are free markets succeeding and passing judgment on just the sort of Statist fascist tendencies the book you've reviewed has warned us of.

1 comment:

AntiCitizenOne said...

Yep, Basel2 caused the credit bubble, that led to the mal-investment, that didn't pay, but still had debt servicing costs, that's leading to the depression.