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Re: The Weekly Standard & The Free Market

It’s become abundantly clear to me that some folks have taken far too seriously my earlier post of that email from a reader who’s subscribing to NR and dropping the Standard over Bill Kristol’s column on Rumsfeld. I just thought it was funny. Just to be clear, I think conservatives should read both magazines (but if forced to choose between the two, I think my advice would be obvious. Pay for NR and read the Standard at the local bookstore).

As for the merits of the issue, I think Rumsfeld deserves his share of criticism, as does the whole administration. The administration has already, I think, received well in excess of their share. But hey, they’re big boys and big girls. As for Rummy’s share, I tend to find today’s editorial on NRO very persuasive.

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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