Fascism: Italian, German, and American
By Steven G. Horwitz
This article appeared in the Winter 2009 issue of The Independent Review

Despite a few lapses into over-the-top liberal bashing, conservative pundit Jonah Goldberg mostly attempts a sober identification of key intellectual connections between contemporary American liberalism and early twentieth-century European fascism in Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning (2008). His chapter on Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal is particularly effective because it documents leftist intellectuals’ approval of aspects of the New Deal they considered similar to Italian fascism.

 PDF Read the Full Article (PDF, 6 pages)

Subscribe Today

Buy Single Issues

Independent Review Issues

Articles by Subject

Independent Review Articles on Related Subjects