The vast majority of voters have yet to cast their ballots. The presidential candidates are still campaigning. Ads are still running. But many Republican insiders and some members of the conservative punditocracy are already moving on. This election is, to many of them, passé.
David Frum boldly wrote off John McCain in a Washington Post Read More
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. Read More
Last night James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute, interviewed author Lawrence Wright on C-Span about his Al-Qaeda book, The Looming Tower, and alas made a hash of it.
The best thing about After Words, the book interview show, is that it pairs an author with someone who knows the subject and often comes Read More
APS (who has kindly visited this blog before) nails me, on my Dershowitz and Catholics item, by pointing out that in 1960 John Kennedy was getting hit with innuendo so that’s why he went to the Houston ministers.
The Protestant Ministers JFK was addressing actually had conservative social views similar to the Catholic Read More
Entering the White House press room today, Tony Snow commented that it was nice to be in a warm space. “My office is freezing.” David Frum makes the same point in The Right Man, his (sometimes-charming) memoir of working for W, where he observes that the Oval Office is “frigid.”
The temperature of the Read More
The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush . by David Frum. Random House, 384 pages, $25.95.
A year ago, in one of the first mini-scandals of the Bush administration, a speechwriter was publicly defenestrated for having the audacity to claim that he had written a phrase for the 43rd President. It Read More
Since last fall, when Czech officials first told reporters-and, according to published reports, members of the Bush administration-about a meeting between Sept. 11 hijacker Mohamed Atta and an Iraqi agent in the Czech Republic, New York Times Op-Ed columnist William Safire has been on a one-man mission to link the hand of Saddam Hussein to Read More
How We Got Here: The 1970′s, the Decade That Brought You Modern Life–for Better or Worse , by David Frum. Basic Books, 418 pages, $25.
The Seventies: The Age of Glitter in Popular Culture , edited by Shelton Waldrep. Routledge, 317 pages, $20.
In his acknowledgments to How We Got Here , David Frum Read More