Bush’s Misguided Comparisons
August 21, 2006 § 4 Comments
Mr. Mankoff is a writer for the History News Service and a doctoral student in history and security studies at Yale.
“This comparison between Islamic radicalism and fascism, which some commentators on the Right have trumpeted ever since 9/11, is misguided and ultimately harmful. Because fascism, at least in its most familiar German incarnation, was a genocidal, totalitarian movement, Bushs comparison suggests that Islamic radicalism must, as with the Third Reich, be annihilated militarily.” (J. Mankoff, HNN)