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Jonah Goldberg Quotes

Americans are very smart about the things they care about, and ignorant about the things they dont.
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The Nazis played the same games against Jews that today's left plays against 'Eurocentrism,' 'whiteness,' and 'logocentrism.' When you hear a campus radical denounce 'white logic' or 'male logic,' she is standing on the shoulders of a Nazi who denounced 'Jewish logic' and the 'Hebrew disease' ... The white man is the Jew of liberal fascism.

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Nationalism and socialism as actually lived and applied in the 20th century are the same thing (and in the 18th and 19th century, nationalism was often a force for classical liberalism!). It's all a kind of reactionary tribalism (another "ism" which becomes poisonous quickly as you up the dosage). When you nationalize an industry, you socialize it. When you socialize an industry you nationalize it. Yes, international socialism rejected this formulation. And that's why international socialism failed! People wanted to be Germans or Russians or Italians and they wanted to be socialists. Even the Soviet Union embraced national-socialism (socialism in one country) because that 'workers of the world unite' crap wouldn't fly. After Stalin, no Communist or socialist regime failed to exploit nationalism to one extent or another.

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As a broad generalization, liberals see income as a public good that is distributed, like crayons in a kindergarten class. If so-and-so didn't get his or her fair share of income, it's because someone or something - government, the system - didn't distribute income properly. To the extent conservatives see income inequality as a problem, it is as an indication of more concrete problems. If the poor and middle class are falling behind the wealthy, it might be a sign of declining or stagnating wages or lackluster job creation. In other words, liberals tend to see income inequality as the disease, and conservatives tend to see it as a symptom.

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Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine, so long as they champion gluttony.

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Someone once noted that a 'gaffe' in Washington is when a politician accidentally tells the truth.

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The Mars Polar Lander cost the average American the price of half a cheeseburger. A human lander would cost the average American more
perhaps even ten cheeseburgers! So be it. That is no great sacrifice.

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Capitalism is the greatest system ever created for alleviating general human misery, and yet it breeds ingratitude.

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The progressive notion of the state as a loving, caring parent is becoming a bipartisan affair.

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Pragmatism is the disguise progressive and other ideologues do when they want to demonize competing ideologies.

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The white male is the Jew of liberal fascism.

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