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Shot Fired From Lexington

The Economist’s “Lexington” column snipes at National Review this week, describing NR as a magazine from which a Republican will learn only that “abortion is a bad thing yet again.” There is a lot that could be said about that comment, but I think the key thing to say to Adrian Wooldridge, the Economist’s Washington editor, is this: I’m sorry my review of your book hurt your feelings, and I promise to write a rave of your next one if it’s any good.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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