He should go to Israel and Palestine. I wonder if he’s ever been, I wonder if he’s afraid of what it would do to him. He owes it to himself, to his readers, to his struggle with Leon Wieseltier and with Catholic teaching. He would then see for himself what ethnocentrism and Holocaust fears have done to a society. He would see what his Zionist colleagues mean when they talk about Jerusalem. He would see oppression dignified as a war on extremism. He would witness the poverty of American journalism. In Gaza he would see biblical destruction and persecution. It might radicalize him, but it would give his writing more flesh and blood. In the forthcoming American Conservative, Scott McConnell writes that Sullivan’s turn on this issue has been a landmark moment in mainstream thinking. Turn, turn, turn.