John O'Sullivan

Wither Conservatism Or Whither Conservatism?
February 04, 2009

  If you haven't yet checked out Damon Linker's TNR blog, take a look.

Long Live Conservatism?
February 03, 2009

Sam Tanenhaus's intellectual autopsy of the conservative movement has been attracting a lot of attention today. If you haven't already seen it, here's John O'Sullivan's respectful dissent.  --Barron YoungSmith

Good Reviews
December 15, 2006

It's hard not to laugh, or at least smile, when you see, say, Larry McMurtry give glowing praise to Gore Vidal's new memoir in the New York Review of Books. After all, this is the publication commonly known as the New York Review of Each Other's Books. But on the incestuous reviewing front, I was glad to see that National Review is giving NYRB a run for its money. In the latest issue, the first back-of-the-book essay heaps fawning praise on John O'Sullivan's new history of Reagan, Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II (all heroes of freedom, coincidentally).