The Corner

Words Upon Words

Aaron Bailey — the Lord of Ones and Zeros at NR — counted up the total number of pieces I’ve written under the rubric of the G-File and came to the number 727. While this includes a few reprints from the magazine and a dozen or so syndicated columns it leaves out most of the stuff I’ve written for the magazine and a whole bunch of stuff I wrote for NRO that weren’t G-Files — movie reviews etc — and, of course, my Corner entries. If you assume that each G-File was about 1,200 words (which is probably very low), and if you assume a few thousand words a week in the Corner, I’ve probably written more than 1 million words for National Review. For what that’s worth.