MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2022
William F. Buckley / Black Lives Matter: New York Magazine seems to be having a big day.
On the one hand, Jonathan Chait writes about Matthew Continetti's slashing new history, The Right: The Hundred Year War for American Conservatism.
Chait is surprised by "how heretical and surprising [Continetti's] book has turned out to be." We're somewhat surprised to learn that Chait is surprised.
We aren't students of Continetti's work—but we have thought, for the past few decades, that he was just about the straightest-shooting conservative out there. It sounds like he has produced a highly unflattering, hundred-year history of the American right.
Chait describes Continetti's unflattering look at the right. At the same time, Sean Campbell has produced an unflattering look at Black Lives Matter, a major institution of the modern left.What's up with BLM's money? We can't exactly tell you that, but Campbell's report appears beneath these headlines:
Black Lives Matter Secretly Bought a $6 Million House
Allies and critics alike have questioned where the organization’s money has gone.
Has BLM been mishandling its money? We can't answer that question, but access to money is very dangerous, and this is Campbell's second report on the topic for New York.
We live at a time when we're being encouraged to believe in tribalized angels and demons. Generally speaking, human history may not be as simple as that.
Meanwhile: Meanwhile, who the Sam Hill is Sean Campbell?
For his most recent bio, click here.