Liberal Fascism - Chapter Eight

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A 10-question quiz on Chapter Eight of Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, entitled "Liberal Fascist Economics".


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the conventional liberal perspective on economics according to Goldberg?
    • A. 

      Taxes are too low.

    • B. 

      Corporations are too powerful.

    • C. 

      Government spending should be increased.

    • D. 

      Government regulation should be increased.

  • 2. 
    If the poltiical economic spectrum ranges from socialism to laissez-faire, who are the true fascists?
    • A. 

      The Frankfurt School

    • B. 

      The American Enterprise Institute

    • C. 

      The Brookings Institute

    • D. 

      The Austrian School

  • 3. 
    To what does Goldberg trace the belief that fascism is the tool of big business?
    • A. 

      Upton Sinclair's novel "The Jungle".

    • B. 

      The Manifesto of the Fascist Struggle.

    • C. 

      The Fourth Congress of the Communist International.

    • D. 

      Leon Trotsky's murder in Mexico.

  • 4. 
    What is the "fascist bargain" between the state and the industrialist?
    • A. 

      Implement the state's political agenda in return for protection against competition.

    • B. 

      Pay protection money in return for escaping nationalization.

    • C. 

      Collect income taxes for the state in return for corporate welfare.

    • D. 

      Prevent union establishment in return for political contributions.

  • 5. 
    What were FDR's "dollar-a-year" men?
    • A. 

      NRA special agents.

    • B. 

      Reconstruction Finance Corporation volunteers.

    • C. 

      Government-paid agitators.

    • D. 

      Businessmen turned bureaucrats.

  • 6. 
    The Swope Plan was the plan to permit government-supervised industrial collusion created by the president of ______ ______.
  • 7. 
    What does the Nazi word Gleichschaltung mean?
    • A. 

      Industrial Policy

    • B. 

      Nationalization

    • C. 

      Coordination

    • D. 

      The pleasure experienced at the sight of another's pain.

  • 8. 
    To what does Goldberg compare businesses when considering the nature of their relationship with government regulation?
    • A. 

      Beehives

    • B. 

      Sharks

    • C. 

      Weasels

    • D. 

      Birds nests

  • 9. 
    What is the main impact of the modern liberal fascist bargain?
    • A. 

      Preventing people from obtaining health insurance.

    • B. 

      Raising the cost of goods and services.

    • C. 

      Forcing companies to relocate offshore.

    • D. 

      Preventing small companies from competing against large corporations.

  • 10. 
    What large corporation does Goldberg presciently declare to be an ironic confirmation of Marxist logic?
    • A. 

      Microsoft

    • B. 

      General Motors

    • C. 

      General Electric

    • D. 

      IBM