3 minutes

The Squandering of the Standard

Its team of gifted writers was finally squandered on a vendetta against a party that had moved on.

6 minutes

A Partial Defense of The Weekly Standard

At least TWS made arguments. At most, it made writers.

5 minutes

Mugged by Hyperreality

Conservatives are learning the hard way they can’t defend the American regime without defending the American state.


Week of January 14 2019 Opening

The Death of The Weekly Standard

It was a strange death. Some called it murder. Others, suicide. Either way, it was sudden and messy. Like many friends and colleagues, I remember subscribing to The Weekly Standard at its start. Its history is that of the modern conservative movement. How one interprets its end serves as a Rorschach test for how one…