I found this chapter to be interesting, because it managed to be extremely informative without ever quite pulling a coherent case together. In certain places, it’s more than a little apparent that Liberal Fascism is a debut and I thought that this chapter was one of them. But the value of the historical material serves to redeem the structural flaws. On a tangential note, one of my great-uncles, an accomplished artist, was a devoted Dewey enthusiast. While I quite liked him, even as a child I could never quite lose the impression that there was something rather ominous about the philosophy.
Next week’s reading is Chapter Seven, “Liberal Racism: The Eugenic Ghost in the Fascist Machine”. The quiz for it will be posted on Saturday, August 1st.