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Faint Praise

One striking thing about the praise for Liberal Fascism page is that several of the praisers appear to be touting the book purely for its analytical scoop that it’s a mistake to simply speak of fascism and socialism as “opposites.” This thesis has the virtue of being true, so that one can cite it in order to praise Goldberg’s book without making an ass of oneself. At the same time, however, it’s both completely banal and also not the main point of his book.

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