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Frum on Applebaum


David Frum chides me for allegedly criticizing Anne Applebaum’s “personal honor, integrity, and sincerity.” I did nothing of the kind, and it takes a highly strained reading of my post to find these slights in it. Nor have I attempted to throw Applebaum out of “the house of conservatism,” as Frum grandly puts it. I thought Applebaum’s endorsement of Obama was unimpressive, and said, rather than “insinuated,” as much. I don’t think that it is incumbent on me, every time I criticize a writer’s words, to note that he or she has done other fine work–even if that person is a friend of David Frum.