Steve Clemons on his blog today has a post on what he calls Newt Gingrich’s pre-Campaign. Although he probably doesn’t intend it, Clemons’ post seems too casual by far about the fact that this dangerous person will probably enter the ring of Republican 2008 presidential contenders sometime soon. John Dean in his important recent book Conservatives Without Conscience really puts the finger on Newt to show that he is a total (“Double-High”) authoritarian personality without any conscience whatsoever, just someone who must always be on top. This is the very model of a fascist, in fact he reminds me of one of the characters I’m discovering in Charles Williams’ War in Heaven!
Here’s a ten minute YouTube interview with John Dean by Keith Olbermann in which Dean’s Conservatives Without Conscience is discussed: