Richard Perle is back! The man is resilient. He was around in the ’70s and ’80s and, between journeys to his sock in France, the Prince of Darkness was sure around in the enfant siecle as well. These days he is holding forth on Baker-Hamilton in the pages of the Times and the WSJ. I.e., space they could be giving to, say, Kenneth Pollack or Ken Adelman, is going to him.
I find it’s wise to keep a copy of Perle’s book An End to Evil (penned with fellow AEIer David Frum three years ago), close at hand. Has helped me through many a crisis.
Just how wrong were the gloomsayers?