This strikes me as entirely right — Republican extremism is dangerous.

I remember meeting members of the Young Britons’ Foundation — an outfit inspired by Republican youth efforts — when I worked in politics. It made me pretty uncomfortable, because of a streak of stupid tribalism among its members.

Hat Tip: Economist’s View

Update: Thick as well as extreme. It is a shame to see the line:

“The donor community is only interested in financing organizations that parrot the party line.”

I thought there was rather more of a variety of donors in the US than there is here. I think that one of the most useful things you can do for society is to get rich and then promote the free production of ideas — and it seems it would be worth the effort, on both sides of the Atlantic.