Quote of the Day

Matthew Yglesias on the “New Atheists”:

“Dawkins has basically tried to reformulate atheism in the evangelizing and illiberal mode of illiberal evangelizing religion. Thus, much as right-wing Christians and right-wing Muslims can simultaneously loathe each other and have structurally similar views, so, too, can “new atheists” join the party.”

The quote comes out of a discussion of the tendency for the New Atheists, particularly Hitchens to be fairly right-wing on foreign policy.