Friday, August 28, 2009

This Meme Returns To Live Another Day

MC has followed the conservatism is dead thread for some time now. True, the idea had some passing salience on, oh, say, November 5th last year. But like all absolute statements, it was never true.

Tanenhaus is the editor of the New York Times Book Review and is a thoughtful liberal. He wrote an excellent biography of Whittaker Chambers (yes, that's a name you should know and no, in the era of Google you can, as our parents used to say of those books called dictionaries, look it up). The book is getting a lot of attention and this is to be expected given the author and the topic.

James Pierson at The New Criterion, however, makes short shrift of the book. Click on the title of this post to read his review.