MEH. I DON’T THINK PODHORETZ should have apologized. Marxists are just Nazis with better PR. People should be as ashamed of Marxism as of Nazism, and the only way that will happen is if other people shame them. And don’t apologize.
Exactly. But Podhoretz is an archetipical neocon, and neocons, by definition, are former liberals. Of course such would have a somewhat softer spot in their hearts for the wellspring of a liberal (left, not classical) cant: Marx himself.