the American Enterprise Instutute, apparently for his too-frank appraisal of Obama’s
health care victory as the GOP’s “Waterloo.”
His blog post here is edifying, as it shows what happens, even to a well-established
rightist, when he strays from the Official Line. (AEI is not a think tank, although it
plays one on TV: AEI is a propaganda mill, and so Frum’s fate is no surprise, as he
stomped on the message-of-the-moment.)
Rightist though he is, however, he tells us here that “[he’ll] be delivering half dozen
… lectures in China in the month of April as a guest of the US Department of State.”
Why? He’s not even an American! (He’s Canadian.)
So What Happened?
After my dismissal from AEI Thursday, I posted in this space my letter of resignation. I declined television interviews, but I did speak to print journalists about the basic facts, in a way that
expressed respect for AEI and its leadership.
I spent most of today flying from Washington to San Francisco and emerged from the plane to a fierce counter-attack, including an especially unpleasant piece from Charles Murray.
Let me respond here to some specific issues in this matter.