The Corner

French Fried

Jonah, Derb: I wanted to avoid the appearance of impropriety by celebrating NR’s role — and specifically Jonah’s role — in promoting the term cheese-eating surrender monkeys. Was worried it would appear as NR backscratching. Maybe I shouldn’t have been so reluctant. The new issue of NRODT has a great review of Our Oldest Enemy: A History of America’s Disastrous Relationship with France. Talk about backscratching! Will you be appeased (so to speak) if I promise to call the sequel Still Our Oldest Enemy: A History of America’s Disastrous Relationship with the Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys?

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.