In a recent piece on the most awful people in America, I mentioned a story about name-dropping; as noted, I could not recall the author or find the original, but thought I had read it in Esquire.
After reading Roger Kimball’s review of Christopher Buckley’s latest, I went and picked it up, and, there it is: the very story I’d remembered, and as delightful as I’d remembered it. Originally in Forbes, as it turns out, in 1998.
In my defense, I’ve got so much prose by people named Buckley bumping around in my head that it is sometimes difficult to keep it all straight. “The Counter-Warren Gambit” is by itself worth the price of the book.