Larry, Jim is probably too self-effacing to take credit, but on Saturday evening last he did post a brief item on Mailer’s death, linking to Mailer friend Taki’s lovely tribute. That same day, I was quite taken by this comment, posted on the New York Times website, from none other (fittingly enough) than a former daughter-in-law, especially this: “I never forgot his kindness, his compliments about my contribution to the family for just being myself, his wonderful self-invented breakfasts for one, his wonderful smile and non-critical nature….” The few times I saw he was exactly that way, immensely likable and warm and totally oblivious to his immense writing talent and how much of it got squandered.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?