Thursday, May 17, 2012

Highly Recommended: Jonah Goldberg's The Tyranny of Clichés

If you haven't yet bought The Tyranny of Clichés by Jonah Goldberg, go out (or go online) and do so now.

Jonah Goldberg discusses his book and its ideas on Coffee and Markets with Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry.

His previous book, also outstanding, was Liberal Fascism, whose most important single paragraph was perhaps the one which was replete with liberal clichés and which described precisely "how liberals cheat in the war of ideas":
That is how the liberal Gleichschaltung works; contrary voices are regulated, barred, banned when possible, mocked and marginalized when not. Progressive voices are encouraged, lionized, amplified — in the name of "diversity," or "liberation," or "unity," and, most of all, "progress."