“I think the need for a rational, non-Trumpist forum was more urgent than ever,” Sykes added. “And I do think that contrary to some of the conventional wisdom, there is a market for center-right commentary that pushes back against Trumpism.”
Looks like the Weekly Standard (or is it Weakly Standard) has hit a bump in its business plan. It appears to be heading for shutdown. Guess that
“all anti-Trump, all the time” model got old fast. It has made Don Surber’s Trumpenfreude list.
But we’ll always have this
Every once in awhile I refuse to cancel my subscription to the Standard because gems such as below appear and I learn more about a particular topic than from any other source.
This article specifically outlines why the UN is not only a waste of money, but in many instances a substantial danger to peacekeeping.
I can’t help but highlight the last paragraph:
In Annan’s defense, reforming the U.N. is likely beyond the abilities of any mortal. But the corollary is that entrusting it with the responsibility of acting as the guardian of the modern world order is an invitation to carnage, corruption, and failure. Annan’s real legacy should be a warning to future generations of the pitfalls of relying on the U.N. That’s less flowery and flattering than the tributes to Annan, but potentially far more useful advice for the powerless, ordinary people we are told he cared about so much.
Pls take the time to read; it is worth it!
Mourn Kofi Annan, But Don’t Forget His Failings – The Weekly Standard