5 minutes

Mugged by Hyperreality

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

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.


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…