John Gehring, writing at the blog of Faith in Public Life, provides a fine takedown of George Weigel's lastest diatribe in Crisis magazine. Gehring always makes good points, even when the target is an easy one like Weigel which is harder than it might seem to the casual reader. Weigel's latest work has been so bad that you actually have to stop laughing while reading. This greatly increases the difficulty of formulating a response.
I can see why someone would pay the author of "Tranquillitas Ordinis" for a column, or a speech, or endow a chair for him at a think tank. But, the George Weigel who penned that thoughtful, careful book is no more. He has become a mere shill for his Republican paymasters.