N for Neocon

It’s mildly ironic that neocons like Don Feder and Junior Podhoretz dislike “V for Vendetta” so much. They wouldn’t have any reservations about, say, a Kurdish vigililante who went around blowing up Saddam’s palaces and assassinating Baathists, would they? They’re always hot on the trail of Islamo-fascism. But a film about old-style Euro-fascism has them up in arms.

Maybe it’s because these European fascists are British, not German. The fascists must always be German, Arab, Russian, or (if you’re John Derbyshire), Irish. They cannot be British.

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