The Corner

Good Times, Good Times

Last night the Weekly Standard hosted a book party for Steve Hayes on the roof deck of the Hay-Adams. Now, normally we’re supposed to talk about the Standard the way villagers in Kafiristan in The Man Who Would Be King talk about their enemies in the next village (“Oh, they are terrible people. They pee in the river upstream from us….” etc). But I must say it was a simply wonderful event, despite the presence of Matt Labash, renowned for his mopery with intent to creep. The entire Cheney clan came to the event, which meant all of the guests had to be examined with a discomfiting exactitude before they could get in. Anyway, congrats to the gang from the Standard and especially to Steve, a former NRO contributor I might add.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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