The Corner

The Straussians, Ctd.

When is the press going to look into the nefarious role of the Claremont Institute? They’re chock-full of Straussians, and many of them were gung-ho for the war. Victor Davis Hanson is affiliated with the institute, and he’s on Cheney’s reading list. Coincidence? Mackubin Owens is a fellow at there institute, too, and another Iraq-war advocate! The institute runs programs where congressional staffers and other Washingtonians are initiated into the mysteries. I think only laziness, and the media’s East Coast bias, have spared us a 5-part series.

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

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