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A Very Short Post

If Dr. Francis were ever to be bothered to follow the ins and outs of blogfights, which I imagine he would have considered a waste of time and energy, he would probably be smiling at this one if only because it would have confirmed his low opinion of the modern National Review.  Goldberg’s latest certainly does provoke laughter, if not smiles.  If Ross and Reihan have developed a “Strange New Respect” for certain paleos, including myself, that might have something to do with certain paleos treating their ideas (even the Big ones) with respect rather than tut-tutting and pretty blatantly attempting to tar them in the eyes of “respectable” conservatives through association with someone widely loathed in the “mainstream” but who was a brilliant political analyst and an unjustly maligned figure.  More later.

about the author

Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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