One would like to think that liberal self-mockery informs the cover of the new online edition of Newsweek, tied to Evan Thomas’s cover story. Or perhaps an allusion to Yeats’s great poem, asking “what rough beast, its hour come round at last/Slouches toward Bethlehem to be born?” Or perhaps the liberals at Newsweek/Daily Beast recognize that, like Communism, liberalism has become a secular religion. Or perhaps, as Brent Baker suggests, they are playing it straight. My guess is that they want it all ways.
Ed Driscoll adds a little context in “Newsweek meets Muggeridge’s law.”