Jonah Goldberg reviews Andrew Sullivan’s new book here. I got an great giggle out of the following paragraph, especially since I’ve seen, both in his writing and during interviews, that Sullivan is fairly ignorant about American Constitutionalism:
One of the things that lent panache to Sullivan’s writings is that he has something of an outsider’s perspective (cultivated to a high sheen). A gay, Catholic, British expat who was the in-house conservative at The New Republic, Sullivan often has a certain visitor-from-Mars credibility. Because he sees things from outside, his approach can be the source of fresh and interesting observations. But it can also be the source of much silliness. A visiting Martian might spot some underappreciated social dynamics; he also might think humans are slaves to dogs because we pick up their scat.