In his new book, The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas (Sentinel HC, 2012), Jonah Goldberg, founding editor of National Review Online and columnist for the Los Angeles Times, analyzes various media strategies used by liberals to "cheat in the war of ideas." He believes radical ideas are frequently presented swathed in clichés and aphorisms, and attempts to disentangle some of the most recent examples.
In our interview, we talked about how he speaks in a pop culture idiom to appeal to young readers, that Voltaire never said "I disagree with what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it," and why he takes on the role of Jewish defender of the Catholic Church.
Read all about it, and more, in Goldberg's very funny new book.
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