I have said before that

I have said before that the Claremont Review of Books is my favorite periodicial, period. But the New Criterion is my favorite obscure magazine; I have subscribed to it since its maiden issue in 1982. It is a monthly arts-oriented review edited by Hilton Kramer, full of good writing. Mark Steyn and Jay Nordlinger are regular columnists, Steyn on the theater and Nordlinger on music. This month’s issue runs true to form. Take a look at Hilton Kramer’s editorial on the Air Force Academy/Peter Kirstein blowout, “Tenured Adolescents,” and Victor Davis Hanson’s review of a new biography of the Duke of Wellington, “The Lessons of Wellington.”

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