National Review’s ugly attack on me reflects the Trumpification of conservatism

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By Max Boot Columnist

August 13 at 3:24 PM

I grew up reading National Review in the 1980s. As I described in “The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right,” my father got me a subscription when I was 13 years old, and it shaped my worldview. Its founder, William F. Buckley Jr., was a childhood hero. As an adult, I was thrilled to occasionally appear in its hallowed pages. I admired its 2016 cover story “Against Trump.” More recently, the magazine has been largely supportive of President Trump — no doubt in part because it is eager to avoid the fate of the Weekly Standard — but it still publishes principled writers such as David French and Jay Nordlinger who are not afraid to tell its subscribers what they don’t want to hear.

Full article at: The Washington Post