Crackpots, Crackpots Everywhere

Peter Beinart points out that Norman Podhoretz and Michael Ledeen are both crazy people. It’s too bad, though, that he doesn’t really say anything about the implications of the fact that Podhoretz’s decision to splash onto the scene with a series of demented writings about “Islamofascism” coincides so closely with Republican front runner Rudy Giuliani’s decision to embrace him very publicly. It seems to me that something’s gone badly wrong with a country where a major political figure sees associating himself with this kind of lunacy as a smart political move.