I did manage to complete this book while in the holding pattern. Bawer is an excellent writer and even though the material is familiar it is still a great experience.
The only material that I was unaware of was that Prof Massad, the ill tempered obnoxious leftist hack Prof at Columbia, is gay. Despite being well aware of how religious zealots treat gay people he is still consumed by a cause that would place a toe tag on him.
Even the non criminal left at places like Harry's Place is quite clueless that the moral rot on the left is esentially populism at its worst. This does not infer that the lazy Cocktail Party set at HP is criminal, just naive about the reality we see every day. I am quite amused at the lazy left calling Glenn Beck an anti semite based upon a letter signed by Rabbi Michael "Snagglepuss" Lerner. Lerner is more apt to stoke populist antisemitism than Beck.