The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas

The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas

The bestselling author of Liberal Fascism dismantles the progressive myths that are passed-off as wisdom in our schools, media and politics. According to Jonah Goldberg, if the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn?t exist, the greatest trick liberals ever pulled was convincing themselves that they?re not ideological. Today, ?objective? journ The bestselling author of Liberal Fascism dismantles the progressive myths that are passed-off as wisdom ...

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Title:The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas
Author:Jonah Goldberg
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Genres:Politics
ISBN:1595230866
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas Reviews

  • Wendi Lau
    Feb 24, 2018

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

  • Patrick
    May 31, 2012

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

  • Douglas Wilson
    May 29, 2012

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

    Overall, excellent, not quite as in depth as Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but a good book length extension of Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Some aspects could have been a little more persuasive, but very much worth a read. ...

    it reduces the liberal viewpoint to a bunch of absurd and incorrect arguments and then presents a shallow set of comebacks. I picked it up to read a genuine intellectual argument against liberalism. this was definitely not that. not recommended for people who like to think. ...

    Excellent book on the meaning of words and the propaganda war waged in America. ...

    I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed Liberal Fascism. I will be reviewing it in more detail on my blog shortly. ...

  • Don Incognito
    Feb 25, 2015

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

    Overall, excellent, not quite as in depth as Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but a good book length extension of Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Some aspects could have been a little more persuasive, but very much worth a read. ...

    it reduces the liberal viewpoint to a bunch of absurd and incorrect arguments and then presents a shallow set of comebacks. I picked it up to read a genuine intellectual argument against liberalism. this was definitely not that. not recommended for people who like to think. ...

    Excellent book on the meaning of words and the propaganda war waged in America. ...

    I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed Liberal Fascism. I will be reviewing it in more detail on my blog shortly. ...

    Top rate on liberalism and direction of out culture. ...

    Although the subtitle of this book targets liberals, the book is really an attack on the use of cliches to end or win an argument with a non-argument. Some of the cliches mentioned in the book are used by liberals and conservatives alike, and Mr. Goldberg in his own witty way is equall...

    In 1946, George Orwell published his famous essay ?Politics and the English Langugae?, decrying what he saw as sloppy writing driven by lazy thinking. His argument was the English Language ?becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our ...

    Goldberg?s book is an uneven mess that tries to squeeze a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of the whole. The problem with this book is that Goldberg?s agenda forces a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of all of it. If he had left the book...

    When my children were a little younger than they are now, and I was trying to explain things to them (as one does) my wife would interrupt me and say, "You're using reason and logic on three-year-olds. Forget it." And (as she always is) she was right. This is that kind of book. What...

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  • Christopher
    Nov 24, 2015

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

  • Steve
    Aug 25, 2012

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

    Overall, excellent, not quite as in depth as Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but a good book length extension of Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Some aspects could have been a little more persuasive, but very much worth a read. ...

    it reduces the liberal viewpoint to a bunch of absurd and incorrect arguments and then presents a shallow set of comebacks. I picked it up to read a genuine intellectual argument against liberalism. this was definitely not that. not recommended for people who like to think. ...

    Excellent book on the meaning of words and the propaganda war waged in America. ...

    I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed Liberal Fascism. I will be reviewing it in more detail on my blog shortly. ...

    Top rate on liberalism and direction of out culture. ...

  • Rick
    Apr 19, 2018

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

    Overall, excellent, not quite as in depth as Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but a good book length extension of Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Some aspects could have been a little more persuasive, but very much worth a read. ...

  • Kevin
    May 13, 2012

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

  • Adam Bradley
    Jun 12, 2012

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

  • Tom Meyer
    Jul 26, 2012

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

    Overall, excellent, not quite as in depth as Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but a good book length extension of Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Some aspects could have been a little more persuasive, but very much worth a read. ...

    it reduces the liberal viewpoint to a bunch of absurd and incorrect arguments and then presents a shallow set of comebacks. I picked it up to read a genuine intellectual argument against liberalism. this was definitely not that. not recommended for people who like to think. ...

    Excellent book on the meaning of words and the propaganda war waged in America. ...

    I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed Liberal Fascism. I will be reviewing it in more detail on my blog shortly. ...

    Top rate on liberalism and direction of out culture. ...

    Although the subtitle of this book targets liberals, the book is really an attack on the use of cliches to end or win an argument with a non-argument. Some of the cliches mentioned in the book are used by liberals and conservatives alike, and Mr. Goldberg in his own witty way is equall...

    In 1946, George Orwell published his famous essay ?Politics and the English Langugae?, decrying what he saw as sloppy writing driven by lazy thinking. His argument was the English Language ?becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our ...

    Goldberg?s book is an uneven mess that tries to squeeze a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of the whole. The problem with this book is that Goldberg?s agenda forces a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of all of it. If he had left the book...

    When my children were a little younger than they are now, and I was trying to explain things to them (as one does) my wife would interrupt me and say, "You're using reason and logic on three-year-olds. Forget it." And (as she always is) she was right. This is that kind of book. What...

    Read My rating: 1 of 5 stars[ 2 of 5 stars ]3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars Preview The Tyranny of Clichs: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas by Jonah Goldberg 4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 rating details 756 ratings 131 reviews The bestselling author of Liberal Fas...

    Jonah Goldberg is the kind of political writer that most people either love or hate -- not just for his politics, but for the way he talks about it. Personally, while I tend to agree with Goldberg's politics, and am consistently impressed and highly entertained by the incisive, sarcast...

    A Worthy (and Very Different) Follow-Up to Goldberg's Liberal Fascism Published by Sentinel HC in 2012. Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism is one of the most profound political books that I have read in my entire life. It changed my view of politics and made me focus a lot of thi...

    Jonah Goldberg is a great and scintillating author whose writing style I found to be highly enjoyable - perhaps a bit Mark Twain-esque, with ample bark, bite, and kick to it. The book is chock full of interesting and (to me) original analogies and explanations that frequently elicited ...

    Jonah Goldberg's second book is nothing like Liberal Fascism, his debut. While both books are concerned with correcting the historical record, challenging commonly-held assumptions and forcing the political Left to face its own ideological endowment, The Tyranny of Clichs is less foc...

    In "The Tyranny of Cliches" Jonah Goldberg has written an often breezy but ultimately uneven collection of essays. There are highlights to be sure. Sections on "Youth", "Social Justice", and "The Catholic Church" are all worth a read. (In fact, "Youth" should be required reading for an...

    I liked The Tyranny of Clichs: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas. It is essentially a rant about how people use cliches in order to stop debate (and thinking) about a subject. I'll add one of my own from the 1960s that Jonah Goldberg does not cover: "You can't hug your childr...

    An interesting and enjoyable book, albeit an uneven one. It's central argument -- that liberals deceive themselves into thinking they have no ideology and that everyone would agree with them, if only they shrugged off their ignorance and dogma -- is surprisingly sound. With a few no...

  • Alex
    May 08, 2012

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

    Overall, excellent, not quite as in depth as Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but a good book length extension of Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Some aspects could have been a little more persuasive, but very much worth a read. ...

    it reduces the liberal viewpoint to a bunch of absurd and incorrect arguments and then presents a shallow set of comebacks. I picked it up to read a genuine intellectual argument against liberalism. this was definitely not that. not recommended for people who like to think. ...

    Excellent book on the meaning of words and the propaganda war waged in America. ...

    I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed Liberal Fascism. I will be reviewing it in more detail on my blog shortly. ...

    Top rate on liberalism and direction of out culture. ...

    Although the subtitle of this book targets liberals, the book is really an attack on the use of cliches to end or win an argument with a non-argument. Some of the cliches mentioned in the book are used by liberals and conservatives alike, and Mr. Goldberg in his own witty way is equall...

    In 1946, George Orwell published his famous essay ?Politics and the English Langugae?, decrying what he saw as sloppy writing driven by lazy thinking. His argument was the English Language ?becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our ...

    Goldberg?s book is an uneven mess that tries to squeeze a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of the whole. The problem with this book is that Goldberg?s agenda forces a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of all of it. If he had left the book...

    When my children were a little younger than they are now, and I was trying to explain things to them (as one does) my wife would interrupt me and say, "You're using reason and logic on three-year-olds. Forget it." And (as she always is) she was right. This is that kind of book. What...

    Read My rating: 1 of 5 stars[ 2 of 5 stars ]3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars Preview The Tyranny of Clichs: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas by Jonah Goldberg 4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 rating details 756 ratings 131 reviews The bestselling author of Liberal Fas...

    Jonah Goldberg is the kind of political writer that most people either love or hate -- not just for his politics, but for the way he talks about it. Personally, while I tend to agree with Goldberg's politics, and am consistently impressed and highly entertained by the incisive, sarcast...

  • Dan
    Dec 12, 2012

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

    Overall, excellent, not quite as in depth as Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but a good book length extension of Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Some aspects could have been a little more persuasive, but very much worth a read. ...

    it reduces the liberal viewpoint to a bunch of absurd and incorrect arguments and then presents a shallow set of comebacks. I picked it up to read a genuine intellectual argument against liberalism. this was definitely not that. not recommended for people who like to think. ...

    Excellent book on the meaning of words and the propaganda war waged in America. ...

    I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed Liberal Fascism. I will be reviewing it in more detail on my blog shortly. ...

    Top rate on liberalism and direction of out culture. ...

    Although the subtitle of this book targets liberals, the book is really an attack on the use of cliches to end or win an argument with a non-argument. Some of the cliches mentioned in the book are used by liberals and conservatives alike, and Mr. Goldberg in his own witty way is equall...

    In 1946, George Orwell published his famous essay ?Politics and the English Langugae?, decrying what he saw as sloppy writing driven by lazy thinking. His argument was the English Language ?becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our ...

    Goldberg?s book is an uneven mess that tries to squeeze a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of the whole. The problem with this book is that Goldberg?s agenda forces a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of all of it. If he had left the book...

    When my children were a little younger than they are now, and I was trying to explain things to them (as one does) my wife would interrupt me and say, "You're using reason and logic on three-year-olds. Forget it." And (as she always is) she was right. This is that kind of book. What...

    Read My rating: 1 of 5 stars[ 2 of 5 stars ]3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars Preview The Tyranny of Clichs: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas by Jonah Goldberg 4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 rating details 756 ratings 131 reviews The bestselling author of Liberal Fas...

    Jonah Goldberg is the kind of political writer that most people either love or hate -- not just for his politics, but for the way he talks about it. Personally, while I tend to agree with Goldberg's politics, and am consistently impressed and highly entertained by the incisive, sarcast...

    A Worthy (and Very Different) Follow-Up to Goldberg's Liberal Fascism Published by Sentinel HC in 2012. Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism is one of the most profound political books that I have read in my entire life. It changed my view of politics and made me focus a lot of thi...

    Jonah Goldberg is a great and scintillating author whose writing style I found to be highly enjoyable - perhaps a bit Mark Twain-esque, with ample bark, bite, and kick to it. The book is chock full of interesting and (to me) original analogies and explanations that frequently elicited ...

    Jonah Goldberg's second book is nothing like Liberal Fascism, his debut. While both books are concerned with correcting the historical record, challenging commonly-held assumptions and forcing the political Left to face its own ideological endowment, The Tyranny of Clichs is less foc...

    In "The Tyranny of Cliches" Jonah Goldberg has written an often breezy but ultimately uneven collection of essays. There are highlights to be sure. Sections on "Youth", "Social Justice", and "The Catholic Church" are all worth a read. (In fact, "Youth" should be required reading for an...

  • Hadrian
    Jun 07, 2012

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

  • Mark
    Feb 12, 2012

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

  • Dale
    Aug 12, 2012

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

    Overall, excellent, not quite as in depth as Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but a good book length extension of Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Some aspects could have been a little more persuasive, but very much worth a read. ...

    it reduces the liberal viewpoint to a bunch of absurd and incorrect arguments and then presents a shallow set of comebacks. I picked it up to read a genuine intellectual argument against liberalism. this was definitely not that. not recommended for people who like to think. ...

    Excellent book on the meaning of words and the propaganda war waged in America. ...

    I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed Liberal Fascism. I will be reviewing it in more detail on my blog shortly. ...

    Top rate on liberalism and direction of out culture. ...

    Although the subtitle of this book targets liberals, the book is really an attack on the use of cliches to end or win an argument with a non-argument. Some of the cliches mentioned in the book are used by liberals and conservatives alike, and Mr. Goldberg in his own witty way is equall...

    In 1946, George Orwell published his famous essay ?Politics and the English Langugae?, decrying what he saw as sloppy writing driven by lazy thinking. His argument was the English Language ?becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our ...

    Goldberg?s book is an uneven mess that tries to squeeze a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of the whole. The problem with this book is that Goldberg?s agenda forces a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of all of it. If he had left the book...

    When my children were a little younger than they are now, and I was trying to explain things to them (as one does) my wife would interrupt me and say, "You're using reason and logic on three-year-olds. Forget it." And (as she always is) she was right. This is that kind of book. What...

    Read My rating: 1 of 5 stars[ 2 of 5 stars ]3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars Preview The Tyranny of Clichs: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas by Jonah Goldberg 4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 rating details 756 ratings 131 reviews The bestselling author of Liberal Fas...

    Jonah Goldberg is the kind of political writer that most people either love or hate -- not just for his politics, but for the way he talks about it. Personally, while I tend to agree with Goldberg's politics, and am consistently impressed and highly entertained by the incisive, sarcast...

    A Worthy (and Very Different) Follow-Up to Goldberg's Liberal Fascism Published by Sentinel HC in 2012. Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism is one of the most profound political books that I have read in my entire life. It changed my view of politics and made me focus a lot of thi...

  • ryan shiitake
    Sep 08, 2013

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

    Overall, excellent, not quite as in depth as Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but a good book length extension of Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Some aspects could have been a little more persuasive, but very much worth a read. ...

    it reduces the liberal viewpoint to a bunch of absurd and incorrect arguments and then presents a shallow set of comebacks. I picked it up to read a genuine intellectual argument against liberalism. this was definitely not that. not recommended for people who like to think. ...

    Excellent book on the meaning of words and the propaganda war waged in America. ...

    I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed Liberal Fascism. I will be reviewing it in more detail on my blog shortly. ...

    Top rate on liberalism and direction of out culture. ...

    Although the subtitle of this book targets liberals, the book is really an attack on the use of cliches to end or win an argument with a non-argument. Some of the cliches mentioned in the book are used by liberals and conservatives alike, and Mr. Goldberg in his own witty way is equall...

    In 1946, George Orwell published his famous essay ?Politics and the English Langugae?, decrying what he saw as sloppy writing driven by lazy thinking. His argument was the English Language ?becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our ...

    Goldberg?s book is an uneven mess that tries to squeeze a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of the whole. The problem with this book is that Goldberg?s agenda forces a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of all of it. If he had left the book...

    When my children were a little younger than they are now, and I was trying to explain things to them (as one does) my wife would interrupt me and say, "You're using reason and logic on three-year-olds. Forget it." And (as she always is) she was right. This is that kind of book. What...

    Read My rating: 1 of 5 stars[ 2 of 5 stars ]3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars Preview The Tyranny of Clichs: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas by Jonah Goldberg 4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 rating details 756 ratings 131 reviews The bestselling author of Liberal Fas...

    Jonah Goldberg is the kind of political writer that most people either love or hate -- not just for his politics, but for the way he talks about it. Personally, while I tend to agree with Goldberg's politics, and am consistently impressed and highly entertained by the incisive, sarcast...

    A Worthy (and Very Different) Follow-Up to Goldberg's Liberal Fascism Published by Sentinel HC in 2012. Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism is one of the most profound political books that I have read in my entire life. It changed my view of politics and made me focus a lot of thi...

    Jonah Goldberg is a great and scintillating author whose writing style I found to be highly enjoyable - perhaps a bit Mark Twain-esque, with ample bark, bite, and kick to it. The book is chock full of interesting and (to me) original analogies and explanations that frequently elicited ...

  • Stephen
    Jun 02, 2012

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

    Overall, excellent, not quite as in depth as Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but a good book length extension of Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Some aspects could have been a little more persuasive, but very much worth a read. ...

    it reduces the liberal viewpoint to a bunch of absurd and incorrect arguments and then presents a shallow set of comebacks. I picked it up to read a genuine intellectual argument against liberalism. this was definitely not that. not recommended for people who like to think. ...

    Excellent book on the meaning of words and the propaganda war waged in America. ...

    I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed Liberal Fascism. I will be reviewing it in more detail on my blog shortly. ...

    Top rate on liberalism and direction of out culture. ...

    Although the subtitle of this book targets liberals, the book is really an attack on the use of cliches to end or win an argument with a non-argument. Some of the cliches mentioned in the book are used by liberals and conservatives alike, and Mr. Goldberg in his own witty way is equall...

    In 1946, George Orwell published his famous essay ?Politics and the English Langugae?, decrying what he saw as sloppy writing driven by lazy thinking. His argument was the English Language ?becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our ...

  • Naftoli
    Jul 09, 2014

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

  • David Cooke
    Jul 25, 2013

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

    Overall, excellent, not quite as in depth as Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but a good book length extension of Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Some aspects could have been a little more persuasive, but very much worth a read. ...

    it reduces the liberal viewpoint to a bunch of absurd and incorrect arguments and then presents a shallow set of comebacks. I picked it up to read a genuine intellectual argument against liberalism. this was definitely not that. not recommended for people who like to think. ...

    Excellent book on the meaning of words and the propaganda war waged in America. ...

    I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed Liberal Fascism. I will be reviewing it in more detail on my blog shortly. ...

    Top rate on liberalism and direction of out culture. ...

    Although the subtitle of this book targets liberals, the book is really an attack on the use of cliches to end or win an argument with a non-argument. Some of the cliches mentioned in the book are used by liberals and conservatives alike, and Mr. Goldberg in his own witty way is equall...

    In 1946, George Orwell published his famous essay ?Politics and the English Langugae?, decrying what he saw as sloppy writing driven by lazy thinking. His argument was the English Language ?becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our ...

    Goldberg?s book is an uneven mess that tries to squeeze a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of the whole. The problem with this book is that Goldberg?s agenda forces a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of all of it. If he had left the book...

  • E. Scott Harvey
    Jun 15, 2012

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

    Overall, excellent, not quite as in depth as Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but a good book length extension of Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Some aspects could have been a little more persuasive, but very much worth a read. ...

    it reduces the liberal viewpoint to a bunch of absurd and incorrect arguments and then presents a shallow set of comebacks. I picked it up to read a genuine intellectual argument against liberalism. this was definitely not that. not recommended for people who like to think. ...

    Excellent book on the meaning of words and the propaganda war waged in America. ...

  • Dean Anderson
    Apr 12, 2012

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

  • Curtis Edmonds
    Jan 09, 2017

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

    Overall, excellent, not quite as in depth as Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but a good book length extension of Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Some aspects could have been a little more persuasive, but very much worth a read. ...

    it reduces the liberal viewpoint to a bunch of absurd and incorrect arguments and then presents a shallow set of comebacks. I picked it up to read a genuine intellectual argument against liberalism. this was definitely not that. not recommended for people who like to think. ...

    Excellent book on the meaning of words and the propaganda war waged in America. ...

    I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed Liberal Fascism. I will be reviewing it in more detail on my blog shortly. ...

    Top rate on liberalism and direction of out culture. ...

    Although the subtitle of this book targets liberals, the book is really an attack on the use of cliches to end or win an argument with a non-argument. Some of the cliches mentioned in the book are used by liberals and conservatives alike, and Mr. Goldberg in his own witty way is equall...

    In 1946, George Orwell published his famous essay ?Politics and the English Langugae?, decrying what he saw as sloppy writing driven by lazy thinking. His argument was the English Language ?becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our ...

    Goldberg?s book is an uneven mess that tries to squeeze a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of the whole. The problem with this book is that Goldberg?s agenda forces a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of all of it. If he had left the book...

    When my children were a little younger than they are now, and I was trying to explain things to them (as one does) my wife would interrupt me and say, "You're using reason and logic on three-year-olds. Forget it." And (as she always is) she was right. This is that kind of book. What...

  • Andrew
    Jun 06, 2012

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

  • Alex Shrugged
    Jan 01, 2015

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

    Overall, excellent, not quite as in depth as Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but a good book length extension of Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Some aspects could have been a little more persuasive, but very much worth a read. ...

    it reduces the liberal viewpoint to a bunch of absurd and incorrect arguments and then presents a shallow set of comebacks. I picked it up to read a genuine intellectual argument against liberalism. this was definitely not that. not recommended for people who like to think. ...

    Excellent book on the meaning of words and the propaganda war waged in America. ...

    I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed Liberal Fascism. I will be reviewing it in more detail on my blog shortly. ...

    Top rate on liberalism and direction of out culture. ...

    Although the subtitle of this book targets liberals, the book is really an attack on the use of cliches to end or win an argument with a non-argument. Some of the cliches mentioned in the book are used by liberals and conservatives alike, and Mr. Goldberg in his own witty way is equall...

    In 1946, George Orwell published his famous essay ?Politics and the English Langugae?, decrying what he saw as sloppy writing driven by lazy thinking. His argument was the English Language ?becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our ...

    Goldberg?s book is an uneven mess that tries to squeeze a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of the whole. The problem with this book is that Goldberg?s agenda forces a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of all of it. If he had left the book...

    When my children were a little younger than they are now, and I was trying to explain things to them (as one does) my wife would interrupt me and say, "You're using reason and logic on three-year-olds. Forget it." And (as she always is) she was right. This is that kind of book. What...

    Read My rating: 1 of 5 stars[ 2 of 5 stars ]3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars Preview The Tyranny of Clichs: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas by Jonah Goldberg 4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 rating details 756 ratings 131 reviews The bestselling author of Liberal Fas...

    Jonah Goldberg is the kind of political writer that most people either love or hate -- not just for his politics, but for the way he talks about it. Personally, while I tend to agree with Goldberg's politics, and am consistently impressed and highly entertained by the incisive, sarcast...

    A Worthy (and Very Different) Follow-Up to Goldberg's Liberal Fascism Published by Sentinel HC in 2012. Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism is one of the most profound political books that I have read in my entire life. It changed my view of politics and made me focus a lot of thi...

    Jonah Goldberg is a great and scintillating author whose writing style I found to be highly enjoyable - perhaps a bit Mark Twain-esque, with ample bark, bite, and kick to it. The book is chock full of interesting and (to me) original analogies and explanations that frequently elicited ...

    Jonah Goldberg's second book is nothing like Liberal Fascism, his debut. While both books are concerned with correcting the historical record, challenging commonly-held assumptions and forcing the political Left to face its own ideological endowment, The Tyranny of Clichs is less foc...

    In "The Tyranny of Cliches" Jonah Goldberg has written an often breezy but ultimately uneven collection of essays. There are highlights to be sure. Sections on "Youth", "Social Justice", and "The Catholic Church" are all worth a read. (In fact, "Youth" should be required reading for an...

    I liked The Tyranny of Clichs: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas. It is essentially a rant about how people use cliches in order to stop debate (and thinking) about a subject. I'll add one of my own from the 1960s that Jonah Goldberg does not cover: "You can't hug your childr...

  • Phil
    Jun 22, 2012

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

  • Mick Wright
    Dec 15, 2014

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

    Overall, excellent, not quite as in depth as Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but a good book length extension of Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Some aspects could have been a little more persuasive, but very much worth a read. ...

    it reduces the liberal viewpoint to a bunch of absurd and incorrect arguments and then presents a shallow set of comebacks. I picked it up to read a genuine intellectual argument against liberalism. this was definitely not that. not recommended for people who like to think. ...

    Excellent book on the meaning of words and the propaganda war waged in America. ...

    I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed Liberal Fascism. I will be reviewing it in more detail on my blog shortly. ...

    Top rate on liberalism and direction of out culture. ...

    Although the subtitle of this book targets liberals, the book is really an attack on the use of cliches to end or win an argument with a non-argument. Some of the cliches mentioned in the book are used by liberals and conservatives alike, and Mr. Goldberg in his own witty way is equall...

    In 1946, George Orwell published his famous essay ?Politics and the English Langugae?, decrying what he saw as sloppy writing driven by lazy thinking. His argument was the English Language ?becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our ...

    Goldberg?s book is an uneven mess that tries to squeeze a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of the whole. The problem with this book is that Goldberg?s agenda forces a few separate ideas for a book into one at the expense of all of it. If he had left the book...

    When my children were a little younger than they are now, and I was trying to explain things to them (as one does) my wife would interrupt me and say, "You're using reason and logic on three-year-olds. Forget it." And (as she always is) she was right. This is that kind of book. What...

    Read My rating: 1 of 5 stars[ 2 of 5 stars ]3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars Preview The Tyranny of Clichs: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas by Jonah Goldberg 4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 rating details 756 ratings 131 reviews The bestselling author of Liberal Fas...

    Jonah Goldberg is the kind of political writer that most people either love or hate -- not just for his politics, but for the way he talks about it. Personally, while I tend to agree with Goldberg's politics, and am consistently impressed and highly entertained by the incisive, sarcast...

    A Worthy (and Very Different) Follow-Up to Goldberg's Liberal Fascism Published by Sentinel HC in 2012. Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism is one of the most profound political books that I have read in my entire life. It changed my view of politics and made me focus a lot of thi...

    Jonah Goldberg is a great and scintillating author whose writing style I found to be highly enjoyable - perhaps a bit Mark Twain-esque, with ample bark, bite, and kick to it. The book is chock full of interesting and (to me) original analogies and explanations that frequently elicited ...

    Jonah Goldberg's second book is nothing like Liberal Fascism, his debut. While both books are concerned with correcting the historical record, challenging commonly-held assumptions and forcing the political Left to face its own ideological endowment, The Tyranny of Clichs is less foc...

  • Jeanette
    Feb 24, 2016

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

  • Tim Gordon
    Mar 02, 2015

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

  • Bahar Rita
    Apr 20, 2017

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

    Overall, excellent, not quite as in depth as Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but a good book length extension of Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Some aspects could have been a little more persuasive, but very much worth a read. ...

    it reduces the liberal viewpoint to a bunch of absurd and incorrect arguments and then presents a shallow set of comebacks. I picked it up to read a genuine intellectual argument against liberalism. this was definitely not that. not recommended for people who like to think. ...

  • Rodney Harvill
    Nov 24, 2016

    I normally do not read too often books which are TOO overtly political - often these are just distasteful and overdone exercises in rhetoric which whip up a loyal 'base' and leave all others annoyed or alienated. This is true for both right and left. Ann Coulter, to use a prominent ...

    I don't watch much TV so I did not know who Mr. Goldberg is. I guess he is considered to be a sort of right winger. But, his writing is great and he exposes modern cliches. I heard him interviewed on PBS radio and knew I had to read the book. I did my normal cautious approach ordered a...

    Ok, so I got an advance copy. Really, really entertaining book. Because Liberal Fascism was such a controversial thesis, Jonah couldn't really be as entertaining as he usually is with the writing of that book in order soberly buttress his argument. This book is much more in the voi...

    Amazon review: ?We are only as free as the least free among us.? Is that really true, or is it the kind of statement most people will nod at without actually thinking about? Best-selling conservative author Jonah Goldberg calls it a liberal clich?fundamentally wrong and potent...

    My guess is this book will be treated in much the same way as Jonah's previous one: those who find themselves on the unfavorable side of his arguments will either misunderstand or willfully misconstrue his actual thesis and then go about setting that strawman ablaze. I vividly recal...

    Yes, this is a book about politics; but one of the things I found most interesting was what the book had to say about religion. Goldberg describes himself as a secular Jew but he does a much better job of defending the church and Christianity (past and present) than many Christians (e...

    Some of the chapters are quite good and examples of them are presently pertinent in USA political speech during the current 2016 primaries. The speech that I commonly hear and read every day from both major political parties in the USA. Because the politico in power consistently re-def...

    " ..what is lost in these debates [about global warming] is the crucial distinction between science and scientism. The former is a value-neutral enterprise that seeks, through the scientific method, to understand and manipulate the reality of the physical world. Science is a procedure ...

    The first two chapters bored me as I am not interested in nor understand Ideology or Pragmatism as systems of thought. However, some clever turns or phrase woke me up: pg 54-55 comparing Friedrich Hayek to John Dewey "Hence, the great irony: Hayek, one of the greatest champion of i...

    Once again another great book by Jonah Goldberg! He is an incisive analyst of, well, anything he cares to write about. This is the 2nd book I've read by him; I find his challenges to the status quo to be cognitively nourishing. One thing, his section on the witch hunts (beginning o...

    In Liberal Fascism, Goldberg threw up a great, rotting cantaloupe of a bad idea, and blasted it into oblivion with his steel baseball bat. The result was hugely satisfying. Tyranny of Clichs is a very different sort of project. Here, Goldberg takes us to the balloon wall at the li...

    I've mentioned this at least once before, but Jonah Goldberg has become my writing idol. The way he weaves in humor with facts makes me want to read his work, and still would if I didn't agree with his conclusions. As for the overall book, it was good. His writing is the best where ...

    Quite funny in parts, but the writing lets it down. This was a good idea for a book, but not really followed through in the execution. It is a bit like the book version of Cheese Puffs- momentarily pleasurable but with no real substance. ...

    Overall, excellent, not quite as in depth as Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, but a good book length extension of Orwell's essay Politics and the English Language. Some aspects could have been a little more persuasive, but very much worth a read. ...

    it reduces the liberal viewpoint to a bunch of absurd and incorrect arguments and then presents a shallow set of comebacks. I picked it up to read a genuine intellectual argument against liberalism. this was definitely not that. not recommended for people who like to think. ...

    Excellent book on the meaning of words and the propaganda war waged in America. ...

    I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed Liberal Fascism. I will be reviewing it in more detail on my blog shortly. ...

    Top rate on liberalism and direction of out culture. ...

    Although the subtitle of this book targets liberals, the book is really an attack on the use of cliches to end or win an argument with a non-argument. Some of the cliches mentioned in the book are used by liberals and conservatives alike, and Mr. Goldberg in his own witty way is equall...