Magazine October 19, 2009, Issue

The Equilibrist

Irving Kristol (Darren Gygi)
Irving Kristol and the politics of ma non troppo

Lunch with Irving Kristol was an experience to remember. I had the pleasure only three times, always in the excellent dining room atop the American Enterprise Institute, but I recall each occasion distinctly and fondly. Our conversations ranged widely, and were always interrupted by friends dropping by the table, wanting Irving’s take on burning issues of the day, whatever they might have been. Yet he seemed to have the ability, common to skillful editors, of taking all such interruptions in stride, almost as if they were written into the script, directing and redirecting his attention at will without loss of

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Books, Arts & Manners


The Week

The Week

In a matter of about three weeks, the Left’s view of Afghanistan has gone from “the good war” to “the next Vietnam.


The Dossier Deceit

The Dossier Deceit

John Durham’s latest indictment reinforces that the Russian collusion conspiracy was built on a preposterous foundation.

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