Today’s podcast features an explanation of and peroration on the demise of the Weekly Standard, how the magazine fit into the world of conservative intellectual publishing both now and when it was created in 1995, and the evolution of magazines from keeping a long-armed distance from politics and parties to the present-day demand that they serve as the cheerleaders for movements. Give a listen.

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There are 6 comments.

  1. Gary Robbins Reagan

    If you subscribed to the Weekly Standard, it is easy to get a refund. I just did. First, I called 1-800-274-7293. There was a prompt (#1) for subscribers of the Weekly Standard. The first person did not help me but put me on hold and transferred me to the main number. I was persistent and again entered the prompt (#1) for subscribers of the Weekly Standard. The second person tried to talk me into transferring my subscription to the Weekly Examiner. I declined, as the Weekly Examiner refused to allow the Weekly Standard to be bought by a third party but are seeking to harvest its subscriber base. 

    Just hold firm and demand your refund. You should have a copy of your Weekly Standard with you to be able to give them your customer number on your mailing label. Here is the confirming email that I just received.

    “Dear Gary,

    “This email message is confirmation that your subscription to Washington Examiner has been canceled.

    “A refund check in the amount of $36.75 is in the process of being generated and mailed to you.

    “Your credit card will be refunded for $119.00.

    “Sincerely,

    “The Weekly Standard

    “E-mail: [email protected]
    “Phone: 800-274-7293”

    • #1
    • December 17, 2018, at 1:27 PM PDT
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  2. Gary Robbins Reagan

    What an incredible podcast!

    • #2
    • December 17, 2018, at 1:54 PM PDT
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  3. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    It is indeed very sad. I’d much rather have Trump go away and keep the Weekly Standard. 

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    • December 17, 2018, at 2:16 PM PDT
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  4. Franz Drumlin Member

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):
    It is indeed very sad. I’d much rather have Trump go away and keep the Weekly Standard. 

    Last summer I wrote a post titled “Thank God for Donald Trump.” I meant every word of it. He has done some good the last two years and the country is better off having him as president, especially considering the alternative. With that being said, I suspect we can now divide the broad Right into two camps: those whose strongly support Trump (for a variety of reasons) and those who have grown tired of his petulance, his self-harming manner, his incontinent tweeting, his scoring goals for the other team. Count me in the second camp. You done good, sir. Thank you. Now please go.

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    • December 18, 2018, at 9:25 AM PDT
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  5. DavidIWilliams Coolidge

    Franz Drumlin (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):
    It is indeed very sad. I’d much rather have Trump go away and keep the Weekly Standard.

    Last summer I wrote a post titled “Thank God for Donald Trump.” I meant every word of it. He has done some good the last two years and the country is better off having him as president, especially considering the alternative. With that being said, I suspect we can now divide the broad Right into two camps: those whose strongly support Trump (for a variety of reasons) and those who have grown tired of his petulance, his self-harming manner, his incontinent tweeting, his scoring goals for the other team. Count me in the second camp. You done good, sir. Thank you. Now please go.

    I have thought him a despicable person for about 30 years. He was still less despicable than his opponent in the general election. I hoped that just maybe he would grow into the job. Realize that he was now the President of the United States and maybe develop some gravitas. It was a slim hope. He snapped that hope. I’m ready for him to go.

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    • December 18, 2018, at 11:06 AM PDT
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  6. DavidIWilliams Coolidge

    We have been talking about this podcast over in the NR Plus Facebook group. I recommended it this morning. So far two people have listened to the podcast and subscribed to Commentary today! 

    • #6
    • December 18, 2018, at 11:07 AM PDT
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