Nonetheless, I took great pains to write the book in a much different tone. It is painstakingly civil throughout and takes the arguments of my opponents seriously, and respects them. Jonah's attempt to say otherwise is simply a bid to prevent conservative readers seeing what I have to say. If Jonah cannot recognize a good faith effort to inject more reason into conservatism, to subject the disaster of the last few years to some scrutiny, then I'm sorry for his blinders.
As for "shrill", I wrote a book called "The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It; How To Get It Back." The title of Jonah Goldberg's forthcoming book is "Liberal Fascism: The Totalitarian Temptation from Mussolini to Hillary Clinton."