By Jonah Goldberg
This book is foundational for informed conservatives. It provides a deeply researched, provocative, and entertaining overview of the tragic history of the 20th century.
Jonah Goldberg’s main goal is to overturn the widely held myth that Nazism and Fascism are right wing movements. He demonstrates conclusively that Nazis and Fascists were socialists to the core. Both Hitler and Mussolini were just as committed to socialism as Trotsky. Only within the rarified milieus of Marxism, academia, and the mainstream media can National Socialism be portrayed as anything other than radical, racial socialism. This book marks an important turning point in our understanding of the last century.
Goldberg also provides a valuable chronicle of the malignant legacy of the American Progressive movement, which put this country on a path that diverged decisively from the amazingly successful system designed by
our founding fathers. The sins of the Progressives have to be understood and rooted-out if we are to return to constitutional government. This book makes that possible.
The ReAL interview with the author (below) provides a great introduction to the substance of this outstanding book.