"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Thursday, December 11, 2003 We're all Cromwells now: According to a Tablet cover story by a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the American war on terror is the work of Christian fundamentalists in the US government who are the spiritual heirs of the Puritans and of the Scots-Irish who bred the Klan in the South and the Orangemen in Ulster.
Thus President Kennedy, whose America would pay any price and bear any burden to assure the survival and success of liberty, is a cousin to Ian Paisley, and proponents of pro-democracy military intervention in Iraq from Andrew Sullivan to Glenn Reynolds and on down the line are today's Cotton Mathers. So much for Neoconservatism as a grand Jewish conspiracy.
Sullivan has described the recent piece by Thomas Friedman supporting US involvement in Iraq as "Wilsonian."
Woodrow Wilson was a Scots-Irish Presbyterian! QED!