Debating The Theocons

Ross Douthat and Damon Linker are having a spirited debate at The New Republic. Linker's book on the radical ambitions of the theocons is extremely good. He once worked for and with them - until he saw the full consequences of their theological politics for a diverse, modern society. Now, like so many, he's fighting back - for faith unsullied by partisan politics and for a politics that can actually address social issues with reason, rather than theology.