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February 16, 2008
CHAPTER SEVEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY ONE, IN WHICH ANDREW SULLIVAN DISPLAYS, AGAINST ALL FORMER PRINCIPLES OF REASON OR SIMPLY MEANING, OF LANGUAGE OR OTHERWISE, THAT HE IS OBSESSED WITH LOGS, THAT HE DOESN'T KNOW THE MEANING OF A PARTICULAR WORD, IN THE ATLANTIC AMAZINGLY, LIKE THE PEOPLE WHO THINK QUANTUM MEANS SOMETHING BIG, LOGS, ANDREW! LOGS, ANDREW! LOGS! LOGS! LOGS!

"A young Pakistani Muslim is watching television and sees that this man - Barack Hussein Obama - is the new face of America. In one simple image, America's soft power has been ratcheted up not a notch, but a logarithm."