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Goldberg Podcast

My latest podcast is now available. Today I spoke with Jonah Goldberg from National Review Online about the nature of conservatism and the challenges it faces as a philosophy when put in a position to govern. It’s an excellent conversation that I hope to continue with him in future podcasts.

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I have just listened to the talk and it was very good, very interesting. What Mr. Goldberg says about the legacy of Progressivism and Wilson as almost an American Fascist raises just the right questions. We have all, Republicans, even conservatives, absorbed so much of the progressive philosophy that we may all be national socialists now. Must we run with progressives when we govern? Is possible it that we shoulder that mantle when we take on a federal government that was formed by progressives? Maybe there has been no choice.

I look forward to his book.

This was a great show with Jonah Goldberg. I’ve become a real fan of podcasts, and this one was terrific. I’ve added you to my subscription on iTunes.

I would just add one recommendation. I’m not up on the philosophy of conservatism, since I’m just a Republican who likes some of the current Republican ideas about security and liberty. When Jonah started to talk about the linkage between Progressivism and Fascism, you cut him off by saying, "right, right, right", as if you completely understood what he meant. Meanwhile, us poor listeners had no clue what the connection was. I think it would help to assume your listeners are in need of more education than you.

Mr. Quidnunc,

If you want to find out more about the connection between Progressivism and Fascism, I highly recommend you check out the analysis, information and links available here, and this addresses Mr. Goldberg’s book. Plenty of additional links can be found in both. If you have a lot of time to delve into this subject, I would also recommend checking out this 15-part exploration. Enjoy.

’When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.’ - Sinclair Lewis

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