Blog: Parting with National Review

Parting with National Review
Parting with National Review
Date: 2018-Mar-18 02:29:11 EST

As an effort to try to not live in a news/perspective bubble, for awhile I had subscribed to National Review. Eventually, unfortunately, it just got too irritating to read the publication though. Part of it was the adverts - all this "buy gold" and commemorative coin offers just was embarassing. But part of it was also the bile - the same bile that I often also see on the left against the right. It bugs me when it's thick, and this was pretty damned thick.

It's a pity that this is the case, given how central and historical National Review is; I don't know of many other periodicals that will give me a window into that part of society, but I still would like to imagine a better version of NatRev - one that's smart, classy, and comfortable in its own skin. Maybe someday I'll spot something that suits the bill.