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by | Sep 23, 2022

Editor’s note: American Spectator writer Aram Bakshian Jr. died on Sept. 14. He contributed to the magazine for nearly 50 years.  Author’s note: Since the Great American Saloon Series has run dry due to the milksop nature of most Alternative…

by and | Jan 15, 2022

Editor’s Note: Last week tragedy struck and deprived the serious reading world of Terry Teachout, the arts and theatre critic of the Wall Street Journal since 2003, a monthly essayist for Commentary magazine, a major biographer of everyone from Louis…

by | Apr 20, 2021

Editor’s note: This column was originally published on April 20, 2021.  President Biden’s recent decision to withdraw all remaining 2,500 American troops from Afghanistan by September 11 entails much more risk than reward. The reward is principally political: on September…

by | Feb 18, 2021

It’s with rare delight but alas great sadness that we repost one of the finest profiles we’ve ever run: Terry Eastland’s groundbreaking report on the emergence of Rush Limbaugh as the Rush Limbaugh who would become an indispensable mainstay of…

by | Mar 27, 2020

At a time of much national anxiety, we could all use a little levity. For our readers’ amusement, here’s a leap back 35 years ago, to R. Emmett Tyrrell’s legendary column “The Continuing Crisis.” This selection from Tyrrell’s column in…

by | Jan 19, 2020

Death finds us all, but rarely is it as cruel as it was in taking Roger Scruton. He was the real deal, a genuine humanist and great philosopher, and his depths of understanding brought rare authority to his scholarship and…

by | Jan 18, 2020

What is happening in Iran right now began this time 40 years ago. On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 66 hostages, 52 of which would be held for 444 days. It signaled the…

by | Dec 24, 2019

According to the Dickens Society of London, there have been more than 3,000 adaptations of Charles Dickens’ works, most of them for the stage, but 156 for the movies and television, not including, however, the bowdlerized, bastardized, and otherwise misbegotten…

by | Nov 27, 2019

John Simon, a prominent art, film, and books critic, died on Sunday in Valhalla, New York. He was 94. Simon was one of the most critical and widely criticized of American cultural commentators. His reviews in New York magazine, National Review, the Weekly…

by | Nov 15, 2019

Both America and The American Spectator have lost a friend and an important conservative intellectual: Peter Collier. He quietly passed away a week ago, on November 1, in a hospital in Sacramento, with little fanfare and insufficient public acknowledgment. He…

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