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February 24, 2014



Paul Gross and Norman Levitt's 'Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science.' It should be right up your street, David.


It should be right up your street, David.

It is. There’s one on my shelf. I can’t remember which commenter pointed that one out to me. If anyone’s interested, there’s a link here.

peter h

I'd recommend Jonah Goldberg's 'Liberal Fascism', a brilliant and comprehensive expose of the close links between modern leftism and fascism. Benjamin Kerstein's demolition of an old fascist and anti-semite 'Diary of an Anti-Chomskyite.' If you like a few laughs along the way here's a couple of comedians: Dominic Frisby 'Life After the State' or Evan Sayet 'The Kindergarden of Eden 'How the Modern Liberal Thinks,' although I think that last one should be 'How the Modern Liberal Avoids Thinking' Incidentally David if you liked Fabian's 'Mediocracy' you might also like his book on the medical profession:'The Power of Life and Death'. Hair raising!


you might also like his book on the medical profession: ‘The Power of Life and Death’. Hair raising!

Heh. I know it well. And the Goldberg book.


"...I'd recommend Jonah Goldberg's 'Liberal Fascism'..."

See also Goldberg's 'The Tyranny of Clichés' - I found it more entertaining than LF but no less interesting and equally important.


Consider this another vote for The Tyranny of Cliches. It works well as an audiobook. Informative, entertaining (though it does drag a bit toward the middle) and a better book than LF overall.

While Goldberg's presentation of LF on Book TV http://www.booktv.org/ was very interesting, it is frequently the case that the Book TV presentation is way better than the book, and that was true in this case. That said, the chapter on Benito Mussolini is, for a Yank of my generation, worth the price of admission.


FWIW, http://www.c-span.org/video/?203535-1/book-discussion-liberal-fascism is the direct link to Goldberg's 2008 presentation of LF. Time sure flies when you're having fun...


Any chance of getting an American Amazon ad link? I don't assume they have the sense to ship from the US just because I happen to be ordering from there.



Will look into that.

David Davis

In future I'll go via your widget then David. Makes no diff to me, and if you get some money then that's a plus.


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Happy to help, David.

Might I suggest Economics in One Lesson, by Hazlitt?
It's an excellent intro to economics and the common fallacies that people spout.



Any chance of getting an American Amazon ad link?

Done. See top left.

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