In 2001, after Ann Coulter wrote a column calling for racial profiling of airline passengers
after 9/11, Jonah Goldberg "fired" her.
(She wasn't actually an employee, but they stopped running her column.)
In an Washington Post interview,
she described the management at National Review
as "girly-boys." In a more recent column, Kathy Shaidle
described this phenomenon as "Beta-Male Suckiness at National Review."
(She was thinking of Jason Lee Steorts
A search of National Review for "Adios, America"
finds it only in the bookshop, where it's loaded automatically, and in the Ricochet Podcast,
which is not really part of National Review—
they subscribe to it. ( A good interview, by the way.)
The name of the book also appears in Thomas Sowell'
s syndicated column How to Open the Mind of a College Graduate,
which again is not produced by NR
So when is National Review,
the premier flagship of the Beltway Right/Conservatism, Inc. going to review this book? Why aren't they promoting it? Even Mark Krikorian
doesn't seem to have been allowed to mention it in his NR slot
Perhaps Krikorian will mention that he was at Coulter's National Press Club book rap.
So, given that this book is now at least a #2 New York Times
bestseller, why isn't NR doing anything about it? Fear of MediaMatters? Or fear of donors? I don't know, but when Pat Buchanan published State Of Emergency
in 2006, we published an article about it called The Conservative Best-Seller That National Review Won`t, Well, Review.