Johann Hari of The Independent wrote an excellent article about:
From time to time, National Review “the bible of American conservatism” organises a cruise for its readers. I paid $1,200 to join them. The rules I imposed on myself were simple: If any of the conservative cruisers asked who I was, I answered honestly, telling them I was a journalist. Mostly, I just tried to blend in and find out what American conservatives say when they think the rest of us aren’t listening.
The amount of bigotry and failure to grasp reality from the conservative elites is astounding. Read the whole article here: Ship of fools: Johann Hari sets sail with America’s swashbuckling neocons