Magazine January 22, 2018, Issue

A Life in the Arena

Neal B. Freeman
Skirmishes, by Neal B. Freeman (National Review, 322 pp., $25)

Neal Freeman’s latest book is one of the most fun and informative reads I have had in recent years. Freeman has been one of the indispensable leaders of the American conservative movement for over half a century: He has had a tremendous impact and really deserves to be better known. Freeman’s erudition is such that he was, while still in his twenties, the editor of William F. Buckley Jr.’s columns. He managed WFB’s landmark New York City mayoral campaign in 1965; was the founding producer of Firing Line, Buckley’s TV interview program, which ran for 33 years; and served as 

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Herbert W. Stupp was New York City’s commissioner of the Department for the Aging, appointed by Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He served in the presidential administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. In 1970, as an undergraduate, Stupp was state chairman of Youth for Buckley.

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Hugging Is Not Compulsory The Week is my favorite part of National Review. I love the quippy, quick way of bringing news and humor. With that said, I was aghast at ...
The Week

The Week

‐ Harry Reid’s Pentagon UFO study comes as no surprise — those Democrats will fund anything that involves aliens. ‐ Protests have erupted across Iran. From the country’s relatively modern cities ...
Poetry

Poetry

IMITATION FROM THE CHINESE Ten thousand projects, Bitter tasks set; Five, ten, twenty . . . The years fly. No end to it. And the heart tires With no place to light; So much remorse, Barren regret. No end to ...

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