July 02, 2007

If you haven’t read Victor Gold’s Invasion of the Party Snatchers: How the Holy Rollers and the Neocons Destroyed the GOP, then you’re in for a treat. Irascible as Taki, and full of bile against the neocon pod-people who have taken over the party of Goldwater and Taft, here’s a clip from his interview with Bill Moyers:

“The only two candidates that speak clearly, you see, are the ones they call the kooks. On the Democratic side they ask Mike Gravel a question and he goes, ‘Do you think Ameri—English should be the official language?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ And the rest of them say, ‘No, not the official language, the national language.’ I said, ‘Well, what the devil is the national lang’—I mean, why don’t you just say ‘no’? And on the Republican side you have Ron Paul, who was the only candidate who is antiwar and pro-civil liberties. That is he opposes what this administration is doing in terms of civil liberties. And they call him a kook.”

Doug Bandow’s review for Antiwar.com is here: if there is a paleocon prize for Book of the Year, then this is it.


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