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Dreading Holiday Political Arguments?

Will there be wing-nuts roasting before an open fire? If you’re having political smack-downs with spouses, family, friends, or significant others, Jeanne Safer (my liberal wife, and long-time friend of NR) would like to talk to you, for research on her next book, I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics (All Points Books). You can email her at

Richard Brookhiser — Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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