A Partial Defense of The Weekly Standard
At least TWS made arguments. At most, it made writers.
Some called it murder. Others, suicide.
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…