Category: In Memoriam - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
In Memoriam
In Memoriam
by | Nov 27, 2022

Jerry Lee Lewis died on Oct. 28, 2022. He had not charted a hit song for many years. His trademark furious movements were distant memories. His voice had grown scratchier. His visibility had receded to an audience comprised of loyal…

by | Nov 25, 2022

A gonzo journalist who transcended print — an Andrew Breitbart or James O’Keefe, perhaps, before there were Breitbarts and O’Keefes. A Huntress S. Thompson, you might say, but her particular Las Vegas was the political Swamp. A mover and shaker…

by | Nov 24, 2022

There is a reason why William Manchester began his magnificent biography of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, American Caesar, with the fighting on Missionary Ridge during the Civil War’s Battle of Chattanooga on Nov. 25, 1863. On that date, as Union soldiers…

by | Nov 9, 2022

On Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, the 69th annual National Veterans Day Observance will be celebrated at Arlington National Cemetery. At the Memorial Amphitheater, the secretary of Veterans Affairs will host the observance ceremony following the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb…

by | Oct 30, 2022

It can be said of the remarkable gumbo of New Orleans that not only is there no other city in America like it, there’s no other city in America even remotely like it. Something of the same can be justly…

by | Oct 11, 2022

The Dutch missionary Andrew “Anne” van der Bijl passed away on Sept. 27. Virtually no one knew him by that name. He was known to the world as Brother Andrew, a name chosen to disguise his identity. “God’s Smuggler,” another…

by | Sep 22, 2022

I first met Aram Bakshian in the fall of 1961. We were both Washingtonians. He was a senior at Woodward Prep, a Washington day school about one block west of the White House. I was a senior at a simply…

by | Sep 15, 2022

The American Spectator has lost a great, longtime friend with the death of Aram Bakshian Jr. Bakshian contributed to this publication for nearly 50 years. He started way back in the November 1973 issue (when this magazine was called The…

by | Sep 13, 2022

The news came on Tuesday. French-Swiss film director Jean-Luc Godard, who with François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette, and Éric Rohmer was a key figure of the New Wave (Nouvelle Vague) movement and a tremendous influence on such later directors…

by | Sep 8, 2022

As news suddenly spread on Thursday afternoon that Queen Elizabeth II, 96, had passed, an outpouring of tributes flooded the airwaves. On Newsmax’s American Agenda, John Browne, former member of Parliament and former aide to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher —…

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