By E&P Staff
October 27, 2007
NEW YORK Jonah Goldberg, the conservative Los Angeles Times and syndicated columnist, has been working on a book called "Liberal Fascism" for quite some time, long enough for it to undergo at least a couple of name changes.
Now someone--presumably not a fan--has hacked the book's entry at online bookseller amazon.com. Its current title -- at least momentarily at that site -- is "Liberal Fascism: The Totalitarian Temptation from When I Got My Advance Until I Finally Hand in the Manuscript in 2011."
The cover on the page shows a smiley face with a Hitler moustache.
Other details about the book remain in place, including price and publication date of January 8, 2008.
The real description of the book from the true publisher, Doubleday, includes: "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 reminds us that 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 to those of Hitler's National Socialism and Mussolini's Fascism."
The book's actual subtitle (pre-hacking), was: "The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning."
An earlier subtitle included Hillary Clinton, and still another, Hegel and Whole Foods.
UPDATE: By Sunday night, the original title had been restored at Amazon.