"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

American Spectator, WOW!

Okay, forgive me while I give an unpaid advertisement. I got my start online writing for The American Spectator, which opened doors to all kinds of other opportunities. In fact, that's how I met one S.T. Karnick. I still write for them every chance I get. Their website started pretty modestly in the wake of the magazine being essentially killed by the Clinton machine, but is now on the third generation of makeovers. The new design is fabulous. I urge you to get yourself over to www.spectator.org right away and check it out. They are now offering almost as much content daily as National Review and will soon be making their magazine more affordable through digital subscriptions.

1 comment:

Jay D. Homnick said...

Well, what a churl I would be if I did not add a word of concurrence. The great Hunter Baker, long before I joined the Reform Club ranks, celebrated my work at the Spectator with a blog on Oct. 20 entitled Jay Homnick Is A Rock Star.

Although my official title is columnist for JewishWorldReview.com, these days I publish at least as much at the Spectator.

Someday I'll write here at length about my history as a Spectator reader and subscriber ranging back to 1979. For now, suffice it to say that I am a loyalist of long standing. The Clinton era damaged the magazine to some extent, as Hunter indicates, and it spent a year being published by George Gilder which did not help any. (I love Gilder too, but it was not a good fit.) Now, being published by Regnery, and being brilliantly edited by Wlady Pleszczynski, it is as good as it ever was, if not better.

I strongly urge spending the money for a subscription to the print magazine and frequenting the beautifully revamped online edition.