Liberal Fascism - Introduction

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Liberal Fascism Quizzes & Trivia

In the following quiz, we’ll be taking a look at the widely talked about the book from American author Jonah Goldberg in 2008 entitled “Liberal Fascism”, in which he claims that fascist movements were and are left-wing instead of right-wing. The book became a New York Times Best Seller, and in the quiz below we’ll be taking a look at some of the points made within it and seeing what you can tell us about it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who originated the term "Liberal Fascism"?
    • A. 

      Jules Verne

    • B. 

      H.G. Wells

    • C. 

      Jonah Goldberg

    • D. 

      Erich Fromm

  • 2. 
    Who noted, in his 1946 essay "Politics and the English Language", that: "The word Facism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies 'something not desirable'"?
    • A. 

      Aldous Huxley

    • B. 

      Ernst Nolte

    • C. 

      Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    • D. 

      George Orwell

  • 3. 
    What essay had a notable impact on Mussolini, and, according to Goldberg, founds the basis for the logic of facism?
    • A. 

      "The Moral Equivalent of War" by William James.

    • B. 

      "The Philosophy of Fascism" by Giovanni Gentile.

    • C. 

      "Historic Materialism and Marxist Economics" by Benedetto Croce.

    • D. 

      "Science of Logic" by Georg Hegel.

  • 4. 
    Why does American fascism appear very different from the European variants?
    • A. 

      Because America's diverse origins eliminate any nationalistic tendencies.

    • B. 

      Because there is no such thing as American fascism.

    • C. 

      Because the American two-party system excludes fascists from the political process.

    • D. 

      Because it is moderated by special factors such as individualism and geographical size.

  • 5. 
    What does Goldberg identify as the first fascist movement?
    • A. 

      The Counter-Reformation

    • B. 

      The French Revolution

    • C. 

      The March on Rome

    • D. 

      The Munich Beer Hall Putsch.

  • 6. 
    The individual who conceived the brilliant tactic of labeling all inconvenient ideas and movements "fascist" was  ____________.
  • 7. 
    The editor of which American magazine declared: "We are trying out the economics of Fascism without having suffered all its social or political ravages."
    • A. 

      National Review

    • B. 

      The Weekly Standard

    • C. 

      The New Republic

    • D. 

      Socialist Review

  • 8. 
    Modern American liberalism descended from what tradition of Christian socialism?
    • A. 

      Progressivism

    • B. 

      Futurism

    • C. 

      Syndicalism

    • D. 

      Classical liberalism

  • 9. 
    According to Goldberg, why is it not credible to consider anti-semitism an integral aspect of fascism?
    • A. 

      Because there is no ideological relationship between German National Socialism and Italian Fascism.

    • B. 

      Because Zionism is a form of Israeli fascism.

    • C. 

      Because Jews were overrepresented in the Italian Fascist Party.

    • D. 

      Because Benito Mussolini was half-Jewish.

  • 10. 
    What is the primary indication that an ideology is fascistic?
    • A. 

      It is racist.

    • B. 

      It is militaristic.

    • C. 

      It has popular appeal.

    • D. 

      It attempts to turn politics into a religion.