A Mind That Suits What doesn't kill me, makes me laugh... usually.

Thursday, February 17, 2005 :::
Run, do not walk, to your local newstand and pick up the Feb 14-21 number of The Weekly Standard. It is as close to a perfect edition of a magazine as can be imagined, if the magazine is dedicated to current affairs. There are quibbles: promoters of democracy should be self-consciously and deliberately aware of its failings in Russia, Latin America, Algeria, and perhaps most tragically, in Turkey.

Actually, that is more than a quibble; it is a moral imperative.

But that aside, this issue is a classic of its kind, confirming that The Weekly Standard of today is the true heir to the National Review under William F. Buckley, Jr. The current iteration of the National Review is not without its considerable merits: the review section, the English contributors, Michael Novak, David Frum, Wesley Smith, Katherine Jean Lopez, and of course William F. Buckley, Jr, himself. But, due to the obsessions of some of its editors, it is not old self, which one hopes it will soon become again, because then we would have two journals whose vision includes the whole world.

Until the, run, don't walk, to your local newsstand, and pick up the Feb. 14-21 number of The Weekly Standard.

::: posted by A Mind That Suits at 4:51 PM



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