Those keeping track of changes at the New York Times Book Review with Sam Tanenhaus at the helm may be interested in Tom Scocca’s New York Observer piece:
“David Brooks and I are very friendly,” said New York Times Book Review editor Sam Tanenhaus. Last week, such a profession might have struck Times-watchers as unnecessary: Why wouldnâ€™t Mr. Tanenhaus, the scholar of Whittaker Chambers and William F. Buckley Jr., get along with the new conservative star of the paperâ€™s Op-Ed page? Werenâ€™t they in the same cabal?
But then came the May 23 edition of the Book Review. “Sociology or Shtick?” the cover asked. “Michael Kinsley dissects â€˜On Paradise Drive,â€™ by David Brooks.”
“Dissects” was, if anything, an understatement.