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At Last, FDR's Partisan Perfidy Noted

It took the Arizona illegal immigrant law debate for someone to remind a large national audience of FDR's imputing of fascism to his Republican opponents in his 1944 SOTU ("Second Bill of Rights" speech; note 5th graph from the end).  Thank George Will's column in today's WaPo.  Plus ca change....
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Well, as Jonah Goldberg reminds us in Liberal Fascism, that's the pot calling the kettle black. FDR was as much a fascist as Mussolini or Hitler, but he was "nicer" about it (which Jonah attributes to the natural brake of American culture).

Those of you who haven't read Liberal Fascism really should. It's a very thoughtful book choke-full of history and political philosophy, and it clearly explains how and why conservativism has been the scapegoat for the numerous misdeeds of the Left.

"Fascism" = anything the hard Left doesn't approve of.

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