The Corner

Deford’s Quality, Pt. 2

Most of Frank Deford’s NPR commentaries, I should add, are pretty good: This one, on race and sports, brings to its subject the sensibility of Thomas Sowell’s great book Ethnic America; this one makes the interesting point that America has fewer female tennis stars today because Title IX has created more team sports opportunities at the collegiate level for top women athletes.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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