An Epitaph

On the homepage today — what a frame, by the way! All those faces — I have a piece on Natalia Solzhenitsyn, the widow of the great man. The Solzhenitsyns spent almost all of their exile in the woods of Vermont, outside Cavendish. In my piece, I say, “Readers may wish to know that the Solzhenitsyns subscribed to National Review, read it avidly and appreciatively, and saved every issue, for almost 20 years.”

Our senior editor Rick Brookhiser sends me a note (published with permission, needless to say): “You must know that you have quoted the greatest tribute to National Review ever: that the Solzhenitsyns subscribed and saved every issue for 20 years. If magazines have tombstones, this should be on ours.”

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