I Do Not Think That Word Means What You Think It Means

I DO NOT THINK THAT WORD MEANS WHAT YOU THINK IT MEANS….I generally don’t post about New York Times columns from behind their paywall, but via Ann Althouse, Nick Kristof’s column today contains one of the most astonishing paragraphs I’ve read in a long time. He’s complaining about militant atheist Richard Dawkins and ends with this:

Now that the Christian Right has largely retreated from the culture wars, let?s hope that the Atheist Left doesn?t revive them. We?ve suffered enough from religious intolerance that the last thing the world needs is irreligious intolerance.

The Christian Right has largely retreated from the culture wars? What planet was this written from?