After nine years as a regular blogger on this site, I am leaving COMMENTARY, with this being my last post.
I don’t leave my association with COMMENTARY easily. It’s been a privilege to write for the website since 2007, and it has been a professional highlight to be associated with such a distinguished and historically significant magazine. It is quite simply one of the finest journals of opinion ever produced.
I’ve had the opportunity to work with some wonderful colleagues and online editors over the years, including Jonathan Tobin and Noah Rothman, both of whom are outstanding writers and commentators on public matters. The publication’s editor, John Podhoretz, provides direction, energy, and eloquence. A man of many gifts, he loves the magazine and has given himself fully to it. It is all the better because of it.
I would be remiss not to express my lasting gratitude to the incomparable Neal Kozodoy, who served as the magazine’s editor from 1995 through 2009, and who invited me to join the website after I left the George W. Bush White House.
There’s no other place I can think of that would have allowed me to express the views I did on the range of topics I did. It gave me the room to write about things that were on my mind and heart, whether it was politics, political philosophy, national security, culture, theology and my Christian faith, history, literature, or reflections on sports, friendships, and even, from time to time, my family.
I’m going to continue to offer my views and write for a variety of outlets. But for now, I simply want to say that it’s been a marvelous and fulfilling relationship for me. For everything, there is a season, and this one has come to an end. I leave with nothing but good memories and gratitude.