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Matthew Walther
Matthew Walther was an assistant editor of The American Spectator. His work has also appeared in the Spectator (London), National Review, the American Conservative, the Weekly Standard, the Daily Beast, the Salisbury Review (where he writes the quarterly “Letter From America” column), First ThingsTouchstoneProspect, Quadrant, the Millions, the Washington Times, and other publications. He lives with his wife, Lydia, in Alexandria, Virginia.
by | Sep 13, 2014

Well, that’s no good. On Facebook, Sanford is blaming his legal troubles. When I say “blaming,” I mean writing at…

by | Sep 12, 2014

As Tim Stanley pointed out over at the Telegraph, it’s hard not to do so. When Pope John XXIII died in 1963,…

by | Aug 20, 2014

No comment from me. Just watch. 

by | Aug 14, 2014

Is Bradley Manning suffering from vaginal dryness? Is his hair thinning out? Are his breasts getting smaller while his tummy…

by | Aug 4, 2014

I’ve complained here before about seeing my second favorite novelist referred to as a “Victorian.” This howler has been popping…

by | Jul 11, 2014

It certainly looks that way. The other night I was reading my galley copy of Adam Kirsch’s forthcoming essay collection, Rocket…

by | May 21, 2014

I was encouraged this morning to read Gavin Mueller’s delirious response on the website of Jacobin magazine to The American…

by | May 14, 2014

For most of history, Thomas Piketty explains, the return on the value of land has exceeded economic growth, which helps…

by | Apr 21, 2014

Samuel Alito is wearing a numberless Philadelphia Phillies uniform, standing next to Phillies legend Richie Ashburn, the hittingest batter of…

by | Mar 13, 2014

Megan McArdle’s The Up Side of Down is an enlightening and entertaining book about why we can’t always win and why that’s…

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