Jonah Goldberg wants to play a guessing game.
I’m thinking of a military leader who seized power in his country by stirring up populist rage against foreigners and foreign powers and promising a sweeping program of national-socialism. He claims that he is the true expression of the will of his people and is using every trick to make himself dictator for life. He is currently harassing the Jewish population, a quarter of which has already fled the country.You can find more of the discussion series at this link. Jonah also suggests this book: German big Business & the rise of Hitler
Give up? The answer is Hugo Chavez, world famous Buckleyite Conservative and devotee of Milton Friedman.
Or you can buy the book Jonah was discussing when the above "can you guess?" came up: Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change
Cross Posted at Classical Values