Wolfman wrote:So, because he was an anti-Communist, and anti-Communism once meant "fascism" it is acceptable to accuse him of being a Nazi?
In the context of the aggression against South-East Asia, it is and was acceptable. What was happening in Vietnam and Cambodia and other places was a continuation of the militant anti-communism of the Third Position. Liberals are of course in denial of the fact that fascism incrementally emerged from liberal societies and institutions. This was, after all, what had ignited the initial ferocity of the New Left; when your government enables the continued legitimacy of surviving fascist projects (Franco, Salazar, et al.) because of their anti-communism, when anti-communism in your society is saturated with racism, when anti-communism is used to justify aggressive military campaigns and resist de-colonialism (and the list goes on), it is legitimately difficult to distinguish between the liberal society that had permitted fascism's rise and fascism itself, despite ideological disparities. The post-war left was especially pivotal in Italy, Germany, and Japan, for example.
Wolfman wrote: I'm going to let you know this right now: that behavior is never acceptable. If you said that to me at any point in history, you would very quickly find yourself being beaten to death. Buckley demonstrated stunning self control in not killing Gore Vidal in that interview.
Please provide an actual argument instead of making infantile threats of violence toward my person.