Tag Archives: Weekly Standard

Don’t Call Me Evie

In an article in the latest Weekly Standard, essayist and frequent contributor Mr Joseph Epstein complains of the current habit of addressing complete strangers by their first names. He cites as an annoying example a recent reply email from the … Continue reading

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Weekly Standard Remembers Waugh

The latest issue of Weekly Standard carries an article memorializing Waugh in this 50th anniversary year of his death. This is by Algis Valiunas who is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. The essay begins with the familiar characterization … Continue reading

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Weekly Standard Reviews The Prose Factory

The US neoconservative journal The Weekly Standard in its latest issue has reviewed D J Taylor’s history of the English “man of letters” since World War I . See earlier posts. The book, entitled The Prose Factory, was published earlier … Continue reading

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Time’s Error

The Weekly Standard‘s “Scrapbook” column had one of the more interesting comments on the Time magazine affair. (See yesterday’s post.) They speculate on what may have been the cause and, after rejecting several hypotheses, conclude with this: Then again, it could … Continue reading

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Joshua Cohen Awarded Copy of Scoop

In a recent review in the New York Times, novelist and critic Joshua Cohen went a bit over the top and has been called out for it in the Weekly Standard. Cohen is best known for his novels, including Witz (2010) and … Continue reading

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Waugh on Politics

Athough Evelyn Waugh professed no interest in party politics and asserted that he never voted, he has been cited several times recently in political articles. In a Weekly Standard article earlier this month on the unfortunate politics of the British Royal family … Continue reading

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