1. Can you imagine a piece like John Derbyshire’s TAC cover story on the downside of right-wing talk radio appearing in National Review or The Weekly Standard? (Me neither.)

2. What does this state of affairs reveal about the condition of the American conservative movement, its capacity for self-criticism, the likelihood of its making a political comeback in the foreseeable future, and the probability that, whenever it finally does make such a comeback, it won’t screw things up even worse than it did last time?

Earlier: Mark Thompson on talk radio dogmatism.