In response to my post yesterday on our two books about the connections between fascism and today’s left, Jonah Goldberg, the author of “Liberal Fascism,” posted this comment:
Dear Professor Veith – Well, I can tell you didn’t write *this* book. There are important differences between Liberal Fascism and Modern Fascism. That said, it would have been very, very, hard for me to write my book without yours.
I found your book to be extremely helpful in helping me to understand many of the themes I deal with in my book. I have touted it to friends many times. And when I post my bibliographical essay next week, you’ll see it mentioned prominently.
Anyway, I’d be delighted to know what you make of my book. All the best,
Jonah Goldberg, Author, Liberal Fascism.
Wasn’t that nice of him? I apologize if I violated the commandment against covetousness in the tone of my post, envying him the certain success of his book. Actually, the vocation of a scholar is to lay the foundation for further writing, so I find deep satisfaction in what he says and I hope it blows the top off the bestseller charts and confounds all the leftists.
I have always been a fan of Jonah Goldberg, being a regular reader of his columns on National Review Online. He is a master of penetrating insight combined with lacerating wit. So this book should be really good.
Again, buy it by clicking this link. I did, and when I get it sometime after its release on January 8, we’ll discuss it.