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Jan Berenstain, RIP

The mother of cartoon bears has died. In 2005, I wrote an obituary for her husband, Stan Berenstain, hereabouts. It responded to a semi-famous column by Charles Krauthammer (“I hate the Berenstain Bears”) and described the Berenstain Bears book Old Hat New Hat as a classic of conservatism.

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.


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