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LEMMINGS AIDE

Do lemmings commit mass suicide? This grave question was on my mind last month, when I asked readers of The Corner to send me their memories of a semi-famous 1950s wildlife documentary that claims that these Arctic rodents hurl themselves off steep cliffs to their dooms. Scores replied, with anecdotes and links — thanks to all. The resulting article, which includes an exclusive interview with Roy Disney (nephew of Walt), is posted elsewhere on NRO today. May the cruel and inhumane anti-lemming smear campaign now come to a screeching halt.

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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