Andrew Sullivan and Leon Wieseltier

This is pretty serious business -- and painful business, for someone who has been friends with both men. The accusations leveled at Andrew by Leon are complicated, and I'd rather read Leon's arguments closely, and read Andrew's writings on Israel and Jews a second (or third) timeĀ  before I comment. Let me say that, on first inspection, Leon's piece is not a "rant," an "epic rant" or a "polemic," as it has been characterized in an unsophisticated and reflexively defensive article on this website yesterday.