Some National Review readers have already contributed to our Fall 2009 Fundraising Drive. We’re grateful.
We don’t do this — take over part of our homepage and The Corner for a week — lightly, or for lack of need: National Review has always operated on the generosity of our readers. National Review Online even more so.
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