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Feeling Lucky Socially Liberal, Fiscal Conservatives?

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

Fifty Shades of Goldberg: 7. DIVERSITY

[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

The Cliches of Tyranny

Jonah Goldberg's battle in the war of ideas.

Top Headline Comments 7-12-2012

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....

Review: The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas

Jonah Goldberg shows how the left employs clichés in order to cloak its ruthless, ruinous ideological aims in the language of easy-listening rhetoric.

Ideology vs. Principle

Scott Galupo reviews Jonah Goldberg’s The Tyranny of Cliches for the July …

More from Jonah Goldberg on The Tyranny of Clichés

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...

No One Here But Us Liberals

(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

Smashing the Tyranny of the Democrats' Clichés

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.

Jonah Goldberg on The Tyranny of Cliches, Creating NRO, and More

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. <br />

Re: Tim Noah

For those interested, I respond to his column on The Tyranny of Clichés over at the TOC Blog.

Jonah Goldberg on The Tyranny of Cliches, Creating NRO, and the Firing of John Derbyshire

2 years agoNews : Reason

"Liberals are sure they're in the reality-based community and anyone who disagrees with them either has a bad brain, or in some other way rejects empiricism and science, and they are the only ones working with the building blocks ofShow More Summary

Tim Noah’s Sad Parade

The publication of Jonah Goldberg’s new book The Tyranny of Clichés has brought forth a number of responses from liberals and progressives, many of them either essentially proving Goldberg’s point or entirely avoiding grappling with the book’s substance. Show More Summary

The Best Quotes From Jonah Goldberg’s “The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas”

From The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas. We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty on intelligent men. — George Orwell, P.1 After an eighteen-month campaign, all of the informed, conscious, and ideologically consistent voters have already made up their minds. Show More Summary

Jonah Goldberg to MRCTV: How Liberals Stack the Deck Against Conservatives

If you have some free time on your hands, you might enjoy MRCTV's interview with Jonah Goldberg on his book The Tyranny of Cliches. If you've ever found it maddening that the media would present an issue like abortion with one side as...Show More Summary

Hathos Alert

AEI President Arthur Brooks promotes his new book, The Road to Freedom. You could write a whole book about the language in this video. And you could call it the "Tyranny of Cliches:" Noah Kristula-Green has more on the book,...

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