A reader writes:
That last post you wrote on social Darwinism didn't make any sense. Do you mean to say we can't call the left social Darwinists because they already call us that for being neo-liberal and laissez-faire and we don't want to associate laissez-faire practices with Nazism?
Sigh. Let me explain this again: the left calls the laissez-faire philosophy "social Darwinism." But both the left and right consider social Darwinism (and Herbert Spencer, who I discuss briefly, based on someone else's work, in my very serious, thoughtful, argument that has never been made in such detail or with such care) the root of Nazism. So we can't call Hillary a "social Darwinist" without reminding the left of who the real social Darwinists were then (Nazis) and now (us). If the left mistakes their despicable philosophy for ours, we're going to have a hard time getting Bush elected again.