It seems I was correct in seeing the hand of Berman in Demosophia's Totalitarian 3.0 essay. He's got an essay on Berman's Terror and Liberalism that demonstrates the passion and fire of the new-converted. It's an interesting, if highly charged, discussion of the book, from a political-philosophy point of view. It's definitely a better-thought-out review than Josh Marshall's narrow, blinkered whinging.
Update: on further inquiry, Demosophia is an accredited political research scientist. Interesting. I'm somewhat annoyed that I discovered him via the New Blog Showcase. His blog operates at a fairly high level; I would have expected to have seen links to him before this. Further investigation shows that he started briefly at a Blogspot site last month.