July 21, 2005

Today's Required Reading

Mom's favorite columnist, writing in the Wall Street Journal, climbs the hill and takes a good long big picture look at fifteen years' worth of post-Cold War U.S. foreign policy as he charts the rise and maturation of the neo-con movement. Just go and read it already.

Posted by Robert at July 21, 2005 08:47 AM | TrackBack

Your mom and I share a favorite columnist, I think.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at July 21, 2005 08:55 AM

Me, too -- or three, I guess. I think he's probably the best out there right now. George Will pulls his punches. William F. Buckley Jr. writes too infrequenty, obscurely, and about things only of interest to him (I don't know how many columns of his about Pinochet I've had to endure over the years, but I can tell you that it was more than one too many).

I can tell you that Mark Steyn and Victor Davis Hanson are coming up strong on the outside, though. And Hitchens, when he's not on a bender or attacking his betes noir (Kissinger, Reagan) writes some pretty good prose, too. NRO has some pretty good farm team talent, too -- Jonah, McCarthy, Ledeen, etc.

Posted by: The Colossus at July 21, 2005 10:08 AM

I think Buckley's just got too old to really mix it up anymore. And don't forget to add the Divine Peggy Noonan to your list. Granted she gets a bit too weepy sometimes, but when she whips out her stiletto she can cut off your balls before you even realized your fly was undone.

Posted by: Robert the LB at July 21, 2005 11:10 AM
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