A number of readers have asked whether I will be responding to Garry Wills’ long article in the New York Review of Books (October 6) claiming that a few friends and I are manipulating the Vatican and the White House to create what he calls government by “the fringes.” When the pope and the president of the United States are the fringes, one might well wonder where the center is. Mr. Wills’ answer, of course, is that the center is Garry Wills, and, he would have us believe, the great majority of the American people who agree with him. I do not intend to make an extensive response to his strange article (Where would one begin?),… [Fr Neuhaus]
That is just what I though when I unfortunately read through Will’s article? Not only where would you start, but a good general principle is "Life is too short to fisk Gary Wills." Luckily his article now on the you have to pay for it first part section.