Fitting, perhaps, that on Sunday William Safire followed his fellow conservative commentator and native New Yorker Irving Kristol into death.
Mr. Safire was not the father of a movement like Mr. Kristol, but he was often the clever public voice, a reporter-turned-speechwriter with an eye toward playing the press. It was Mr. Safire, after all, Read More
After the rock
I went for a walk yesterday and when I got back to the trail head some s.o.b. had knocked out my window with a rock, then pulled the emergency brake. I’d put a block under the back tire, otherwise my truck would have rolled out into traffic. It took me a Read More
Right-wing networker; boutique investment researcher; would-be Newark power broker; Sky Club luncher
“Tucker Carlson is one of my very best friends,” Mark Gerson said. The co-founder and chief executive of the Gerson Lehrman Group, a boutique investment-research firm, looked fit-if somewhat intense-in his close-cropped hair and navy suit on a recent Wednesday afternoon in a Read More
“It’s a small world,” said William Kristol, editor in chief of The Weekly Standard , describing the intertwined world of the neoconservatives. And indeed it is, at least to Mr. Kristol: His father is the legendary New York intellectual Irving Kristol, who is widely considered to be the founder of neoconservatism, and Mr. Kristol now Read More
Gillian Armstrong’s Oscar and Lucinda , from a screenplay by Laura Jones and a novel by Peter Carey, turns out to be, to borrow a pungent phrase from Woody Allen, an Australian film with a vengeance. I had heard mostly negative reactions to it before I saw it, and so I was somewhat startled by Read More