Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

1. Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning by Jonah Goldberg

2. The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich A. Hayek

3. Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell

4. An American Life by Ronald Reagan

5. The Rust Programming Language by Steve Kablink

Interested in why you consider liberal fascism one of the best books of the decade - it left me very disappointed. He had me going with how Wilson and FDR were fascists, but then he got to recent history, and used the same arguments to make the case that Clinton was a fascist. I lived through Clinton - that’s when I realized that Goldberg was telling one side of the story - it was the usual partisan BS.

Such a shame to do that much research, and then use it not to inform, but to score political points.

It was tongue-and-cheek knock at Rust people and their fascism / totalitarianism

Oh, ha. The joke went completely over my head. Now that I get it, I’m having a good laugh.


Reading that FDR, leading America against Hitler, was a fascist should probably have made you question the book a lot sooner. There's a much more reasonable argument that he was anti-semitic, based on opposition to Jewish immigration during the war, but there are counter arguments and it was endemic in US politics at the time.

Guidelines | FAQ | Lists | API | Security | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact