The Corner

Eye-Stoppers

Sometimes you’re reading a routine piece of commentary and a sentence stops you dead in your tracks.  Frinstance:

“The Assad regime [i.e. of Syria] is a typical Arab set-up, unable to survive without the backing of an outside power.”

Amir Taheri in America’s Newspaper of Record 

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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