The Corner

Josh Goldberg, RIP

Since it’s out there on the web, I thought I should acknowledge the sad news here. My older — and only — brother passed away this week. He hurt himself terribly in an accident and he died at the hospital a few days later. He was 43. I received word in Israel and raced home in time to say goodbye. His wife, Chantal, and I were there at the end.  He felt no pain. I can’t say the same for anybody else in my family. For obvious reasons, I won’t be around here for a while longer. As I learned when my father passed a few years ago, I work with some of the kindest people in the world.

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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