Reading Michael Gerson is not like watching Glenn Beck. Gerson is a serious person and his words are read in the Washington Post. So, when he gets something wrong, it is important not to snicker, but to reply.
Yesterday, Gerson went after liberals, and specifically the Obama administration, because the White House will not be receiving the Dalai Lama when the Tibetan exile comes to the United States next month. He perceives in this non-invitation a portent writing that “a large diplomatic signal is being sent.” And he then jumps to the conclusion that the White House is not serious about the promotion of liberty. He concludes his moral chastisement thus: “What is left of foreign policy liberalism when a belief in liberty is removed?”