My new friend Billy sent me the link to this piece written by Alasdair MacIntyre for the NYT during the 2004 election cycle. They declined to publish it.
He pointed my attention to one other MacIntyrian work which had previously escaped my attention - this book of and on MacIntrye's Marxist writings. I will definitely have to get that one. In the event you are curious, here is a review from the CPGB.
Here's also to hoping that one day I will find a cheap copy of this work, edited by E.P. Thompson and with a contribution by MacIntyre.