Ed Driscoll

PAT HOOKS UP WITH TAKI

PAT HOOKS UP WITH TAKI AND PRODUCES TACKY SOUNDING TAC: Pat Buchanan, with the aid of the deep pockets of Taki Theodoracopulos (or Taki, as he signs his byline), scion to a Greek shipping fortune, is launching a new magazine called The American Conservative, or TAC for short.

Given how alienated Buchanan’s more-or-less anti-Semitic (or, to be charitable, anti-Zionist) paleoconservative anti-free trade views have made him, and how removed they are from mainstream conservative thinking, it’s tough to see this one succeeding. And not surprisingly, The New Republic and National Review agree.