What’s the evidence for political virtualism as a good model of explaining what’s going on? What evidence does it fit better than other models (and what are the other, possibly unnamed models)?
Maybe this is in the book and not in the review, but I found myself unconvinced virtualism provides a good model of what’s going on in American politics.
The support provided in the book is purely anecdotal (along the lines of what I discussed above) and doesn’t really discuss any other models. The alternative explantions I discuss such as re-religiofication due to material conditions are not mentioned in the book, which is wrote in a somewhat impressionistic manner.