Magazine March 19, 2012, Issue

Weird Politics

(Eric Gay/AP)

Seeking respite from the disappointments of the Republican-primary season, I have been in Australia — where, upon every TV or radio appearance, I get asked about the Republican-primary season. News does not travel well; it gets winnowed to its essence. Rick Santorum is a crazed, stern-faced theocrat who wishes to impose a Christian version of sharia law on America and round up gays and single mothers. “That’s certainly why I’m supporting him,” I say.

If there’s a follow-up question, it tends to be about why he’s demonizing Satan, so to speak. “Well, there’s a lot of things said in the heat

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Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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