The blog has been suffering from neglect, in part because I’ve been even busier than usual with writing assignments. Three of them should see print within the next couple of weeks. In the forthcoming American Conservative — which should start showing up in shops and subscribers’ mailboxes late next week — I have an obit piece on Ralph de Toledano and a review of Brian Doherty’s history of the libertarian movement, Radicals for Capitalism.
Then in the April Chronicles, I have a triple-review of Ramesh Ponnuru’s The Party of Death, Cristina Page’s How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America, and William H. Colby’s Unplugged: Reclaiming Our Right to Die in America. I should mention that I overshot my word-count for the Chronicles piece, so the printed version is somewhat condensed, out of necessity. (I should have known better than to start out with a 500-word digression on Hellenistic history and Christian vs. pagan ethics.) It’ll still be provocative, though.