Tag: Commentary

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. John Podhoretz

 

Based on years of listening to him, and on everything I’ve heard about him, John Podhoretz is a gentle, humane, and thoroughly decent man. I envy him his ability to pluck precisely the right word from his obviously vast vocabulary, and to speak, when he chooses, with extraordinary nuance and precision.

Sure, he’s prone to outrageous hyperbole (a quality hardly unique to him in this, the Age of Trump), is unduly proud of his Judaic morosity, and has a sense of humor that resonates with 12-year-old boys and Jonah Goldberg (but I repeat myself). But still, I enjoy listening to him.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. From Commentary Magazine’s Editors

 

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“We stand against the mob and all its aims. We stand against the chaos and violence, the silencing of debate, the purging of heretics, the rewriting of history, and the destruction of the greatest country in the world. We will defend the most majestic achievement of humankind, the United States of America, against the most ignoble impulse in human history, to tear down that which is good.”

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At Christmas I received a subscription to Commentary Magazine as a gift, including the print version. But for some reason the print copies never arrived. I didn’t want to embarrass the gift giver, and I figured the online version was just fine for me. But when, on the last Commentary podcast, I heard a pitch […]

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My family and future in-laws have been visiting over the last week. Much has happened in the news during this time, and it has been interesting to see the places that people go to for news and how it shapes their perspectives. Our discussions have been fun as people introduce different ideas and assumptions. I get most of my […]

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I am thrilled!!!! The official distributor’s website is here. The author’s website (where you can get autographed versions) is here, and it includes excerpts that you can read to decide whether you want to read more or not. It should be on Amazon (both Kindle and hard formats) within a week or two. Preview Open

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Ah yes. It’s been a while since I ranted about my Progressive friends, but you’re in luck today (all bad), because I’ve decided to do so again. So get ready to be entertained (by another post)! So what’s got my Progressive friends sneering today? In a HuffPo commentary that’s trying for the intellectual depth of Slate, we see the audacity of […]

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