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Stuffy?

Another fun-lovin’ Amazon.com customer review of Our Oldest Enemy: A History of America’s Disastrous Relationship with France:

“I don’t think Miller’s book will do much to enhance the reputation of its authors beyond the stuffy, francophobic confines of the National Review where resent-driven, talentless intellectual wannabes receive payment to champion the ideologies of their masters.”

That’s really unfair. I can deal with “francophobic” and “resent-driven” and “talentless” and so on. But no magazine that’s done yeoman’s work promoting the notion that the French are “cheese-eating surrender monkeys” deserves to be called “stuffy.”

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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