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  • Liberal Clichés 101: Abstract Democracy and Unity

    07/12/2012 1:07:49 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/10/2012 | Bruce Walker
    Jonah Goldberg’s “Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas” provides a quick, enjoyable, highly readable analysis of the memes employed by progressive argumentation. Repeated often enough, these clichés seemingly have a ring of what faux conservative comic Stephen Colbert would call “truthiness.” Therefore, a field guide such as Goldberg’s is in order to better enable those who would identify and refute such liberal claims that either stall or prevent completely honest and open public policy discourse. Liberals or progressives or what-have-you aren’t the only portion of the political spectrum subjected to Goldberg’s opprobrium. Conservatives also take...
  • Review: The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas

    06/30/2012 6:29:18 AM PDT · by RoadTest · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2012 | Matthew May
    "It's a cliché because it's true" goes a cliché. Yet as National Review powerhouse and American Enterprise Institute fellow Jonah Goldberg demonstrates in his new book The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas, many of the oft-repeated phrases and dicta utilized by the left are grounded in myth or complete falsehood, which is very appropriate given how the left uses them. For instance, did you know that Marie Antoinette never said, "Let them eat cake"? Read more: