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Magnum Opus

Another quick thought on the archive: We wingnuts are always talking about great conservative books — making lists of them, telling each other what to read, etc. The greatest of them all, however, might be the Collected Works of National Review. A real magnum opus. Imagine how much you’d learn by dipping into it every now and then. But the shelf space! The NR archives is like owning a virtual copy. Available anytime. And really cheap.

Got to go now. Heading back into the archives. Need to look up everything George Nash has written for NR.

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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