The Corner

Politics & Policy

Ritual Denunciations Are Non-American

I’ve made it pretty clear where I come down on Steve Bannon and his contributions to American politics. But I have to agree with Sonny Bunch about the unseemliness of these ritual denunciations.

Now, Bannon himself has been forced to confess his sins. Perhaps if his former friends and colleagues trot him around the White House lawn in a Dunce Cap, he can be rehabilitated.

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.

Most Popular

White House

The President’s Do-Over

I agree with Jonah on all counts: On net, President Trump’s do-over of his Helsinki remarks is a good thing; regrettably, it is not sincere; and while I hope the revised version is the one he sticks to, I don’t have confidence that will be the case -- as posited in my column Tuesday on the folly of having the ... Read More