Since the rise and fall of the Nazis in the mid-twentieth century, fascism has been seen as an extreme right-wing phenomenon. Liberals have kept that assumption alive, hurling accusations of fascism at their conservative opponents. 'Liberal fascism' offers a startling new perspective on the theories and practices that define fascist politics. Replacing conveniently manufactured myths with surprising and enlightening research, Jonah Goldberg shows taht the original fascists were really on the Left and that liberals, from Woodrow, Wilson to FDR to Hillary Clinton, have advocated policies and principles remarkably similar those of Hitler's National Socialism. The author draws striking parallels between historic fascism and contemporary liberal doctrines. He argues that 'political correctness' on campuses and calls for campaign finance reform echo the Nazis' suppression of free speech; and that liberals, like their fascist forebears, dismiss the democratic process when it yields results they dislike, insist on the centralization of economic decision-making, and seek to insert the authority of the state in people's private lives. This book will elicit howls of indignation from the liberal establishment - and rousing cheers from the Right.