THE TRUTH ABOUT THE CRUSADES: An excerpt from Jonah Goldberg’s The Tyranny of Cliches. UPDATE: Link was bad. Fixed now. Sorry!
Of tyranny and clichés and who gets to write history.
I know the promotion phase for The Tyranny of Clichés has long since passed. But come on. The core point of my book is that liberals deny they are ideological. Indeed, ideological is a term they reserve for people who disagree with them. Show More Summary
A major premise of my book, The Tyranny of Clichés, was that liberals pretend that “ideology” is really only something conservatives are burdened with. Sometimes they will concede that crazy Marxists are ideological too. But what isShow More Summary
Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick’s immigration op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal is the usual string of clichés, and thus hardly worth commenting on. But given the authors, the venue and, frankly, my job, I’ll give it a go. Immigration hubris. Show More Summary
The CRB has brought out from behind the paywall, Steve Hayes’s review of The Tyranny of Clichés. Given Steve’s generosity my only criticism is that his review was too short. An excerpt: The Tyranny of Clichés is, at turns, a lesson in...Show More Summary
50) Interviewing Jonah Goldberg About His New Book, “The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas.” 49) What Would The Republican Party Ever Do If We Lost Meghan McCain? 48) 25 Questions about What the Hell has Happened...Show More Summary
Longtime readers know that one of my great peeves is the liberal dodge “I’m socially liberal but fiscally conservative” (it’s a big theme in The Tyranny of Cliches as well). I meet people all of the time who tell me they’re socially liberal but fiscally conservative as if this is both A) true and B) impressive. Show More Summary
It is a real burden not to cite every other paragraph spoken from the stage as a vindication of my book, The Tyranny of Clichés (or, for that matter, Liberal Fascism). Over and over again the Democrats spout, to paraphrase De Tocqueville, clear-but-false ideas. Show More Summary
[Content Note: misogyny, racism, sexism] For those of you who are new here, this is part of a series where I pretend Jonah Goldberg's The Tyranny of Cliches is a book.OHGODOHGODOHGOD. Chapter 7 is about diversity. It reads with all the excitement of Jack Kemp's diary. Show More Summary
Jonah Goldberg's battle in the war of ideas.
I had the good fortune of seeing Jonah Goldberg of NRO give a live presentation and Q&A on his book Tyranny of Cliches in Boston last night. He was hilarious, insightful as always, and couldn't have been a nicer guy....
I love it.
Jonah Goldberg shows how the left employs clichés in order to cloak its ruthless, ruinous ideological aims in the language of easy-listening rhetoric.
Scott Galupo reviews Jonah Goldberg’s The Tyranny of Cliches for the July …
In this previously unreleased footage from our Uncommon Knowledge interview of last February, columnist, scholar, and Piers Morgan foil Jonah Goldberg responds to Romney’s regard for the poor while discussing his new book The Tyranny of Clichés. Keep reading this post...
(John Hinderaker) One of the themes of Jonah Goldberg’s Tyranny of Cliches is that liberals, who dominate the culture, view conservatism as an ideology but think liberalism is apolitical..or just how things are…or common sense, or something. Show More Summary
When Mitt Romney showed up at Solyndra and the Romney HQ troops showed up to heckle David Axelrod last week, conservatives found themselves writing about the thrill up their legs. It really makes a difference when your leaders actually show up to fight.
This is a very good 30-minute interview of Jonah by Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie. You will hear some fun facts about NRO and the Corner, Jonah’s book, The Tyranny of Cliches, as well as some good swearing and references to Jonah and Nick’s ongoing debate about whether libertarians and conservatives have anything in common. &amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;
For those interested, I respond to his column on The Tyranny of Clichés over at the TOC Blog.