I’m becoming more and more interested in reading this book, Liberal Fascism, but for now take a look at the blog for some very intriguing responses to reader emails:
Reagan’s nationalism (I would argue) was aimed almost entirely at defeating the Soviet Union and expanding freedom. It may not have been a successful or as narrowly targeted as a perfectionist, rationalist, would like, but perfectionist-rationalist will always be disappointed by politics. Meanwhile, the emotive, soaring rhetoric of, say, Woodrow Wilson, was aimed at destroying our constitutional arrangements and expanding the state. These seem to me to be major distinctions. And putting Reagan in the same dustbin as Wilson simply because they both used “soaring rhetoric” hardly seems like the best way to organize our allegiances. — More L.F. & the Left–Way Left
Waiting for the paperback to order.