STRANGE BEDFELLOWS, II
I’ve seen links to this Ian Buruma essay linked in a couple places today but didn’t blog on it, mainly because it strikes me as an overbroad condemnation of the Left. It is hard to pass up mention, though, of this related observation by Andrew Sullivan:
There is indeed a wonderful confluence of racist-right and racist-left in the attitude toward the liberation of Iraq. Both sides are desperately eager for the project to fail; they want it to fail so as to keep America – and its dangerous, universalizing ideas – at bay. That’s why Gore Vidal and Pat Buchanan are now indistinguishable in many ways; ditto Norman Mailer.
Ouch! Not much would insult Buchanan more sharply than being likened to Vidal, and vice versa.
Update (1900): “B” is for Bedfellows.