When an official Chinese web site can with a straight face call the Dalai Lama a Nazi, it’s easy to see that American Gullibility, as celebrated in Melville’s The Confidence Man, for instance, is no longer ours alone.

Believing that President Obama is a Muslim is no different than believing the Dalai Lama is Albert Speer in a shemdap, although it must be pointed out that the demonization of Islam implicit in the former is itself depraved and ignorant.