Liberal Fascism: The Afterword

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Liberal Fascism Quizzes & Trivia

A 10-question quiz on the Afterword from Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, entitled "The Tempting of Conservatism".


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What, according to Richard Weaver, does freedom require?
    • A. 

      The willingness of good men to act.

    • B. 

      A refreshing of the tree of liberty.

    • C. 

      The willingness to reject favors.

    • D. 

      The Constitution.

  • 2. 
    Modern liberalism is the offshoot of what ideology?
    • A. 

      18th century classical liberalism

    • B. 

      19th century socialism

    • C. 

      19th century capitalism

    • D. 

      20th century progressivism

  • 3. 
    What is the real threat liberal fascism poses to Americans?
    • A. 

      Trading the promise of America for security.

    • B. 

      Abandoning the rights of the U.S. Constitution.

    • C. 

      Converting the nation to the Social Gospel.

    • D. 

      Reviving global anti-semitism.

  • 4. 
    What are the three reactionary conservative yearnings?
    • A. 

      Nationalism, ethnocentrism, and Christianity

    • B. 

      Nostalgia, me-too conservatism, and identity politics.

    • C. 

      Racism, homophobia, and national sovereignty

    • D. 

      Tribalism, regressivism, and religionism.

  • 5. 
    How does Goldberg characterize Pat Buchanan?
    • A. 

      Paleo-conservative

    • B. 

      Crypto-Nazi

    • C. 

      Conservative fascist

    • D. 

      Neo-progressive

  • 6. 
    The conservative version of liberal fascism is ________ conservatism.
  • 7. 
    What is the disadvantage of the right wing vis-a-vis the liberal fascists?
    • A. 

      Their dogma is written down.

    • B. 

      Their basic assumptions are outmoded.

    • C. 

      They are unwilling to act.

    • D. 

      Reality has a known liberal bias.

  • 8. 
    What does Goldberg see as the difference between conservatives and libertarians?
    • A. 

      Libertarians support abortion and immigration.

    • B. 

      Libertarians oppose government activism.

    • C. 

      Conservatives support a strong military.

    • D. 

      Conservatives oppose civil rights.

  • 9. 
    Who was accused of being a "crypto-Nazi" on national television?
    • A. 

      William F. Buckley

    • B. 

      Pat Buchanan

    • C. 

      Richard Nixon

    • D. 

      Jonah Goldberg

  • 10. 
    What is the primary justification for liberal fascism?
    • A. 

      Economics

    • B. 

      Security

    • C. 

      Compassion

    • D. 

      Necessity