There has been an interesting back-and-forth over at Taki's Magazine (which, by the way, ought to be daily viewing for any conservative dissatisfied with the Bush administration) concerning the "anti-anticommunism" of John Lukacs.
It all came up because of Lukacs's hit piece on Patrick Buchanan's recently published book, Churchill, Hitler, and The Unnecessary War - which has led to a lot of sound & fury, in the past few days, which I will not even attempt to recount.
Anyway, the most interesting response to Lukacs' review, to my mind, came from Richard Spencer. And the most interesting response to Richard Spencer came from our own Daniel Larison. Please do read both - I think you'll find it worth your while.
Though I was as fascinated by DL's piece as I am by everything he writes, I must admit that I find myself very much in Richard Spencer's camp, here - especially after reviewing Lukacs' notorious article "The poverty of anti-communism".
It just strikes me as incredible that any reasonable human being could still believe that universalist communism was, in the long run, a trivial threat, in comparison to German nationalism.
I mean, c'mon, guys...what is the biggest problem we face today? Is it nationalism, of any stripe?
Or is it universalism?