Over the weekend we took note of Jacob Heilbrunn’s crude New York Times Book Review essay attacking “neoconservatives” for claiming the mantle of Winston Churchill (click here for our post). Among those lumped in with the Churchill-admiring “neoconservatives” by Heilbrunn was our friend Steve Hayward, author of books on both Ronald Reagan and Churchill as well as the forthcoming (in October) Greatness: Reagan, Churchill and the Making of Extraordinary Leaders (it can be pre-ordered at the linked Amazon listing now).
Today Steve has sent a letter to the editor of the Times Book Review, where Heilbrunn’s essay appeared yesterday, enclosed in an envelope bearing a Ronald Reagan commemorative stamp. Steve has authorized us to post his letter. Here it is:
To the editor:
Jacob Heilbrunn’s essay