December 11, 2003

Freedom's Best Friend

Robert Bartley, 1937-2003

I had enjoyed reading Bob Bartley's column and his WSJ editorial page for several years before I came to understand what a major force he had been in the early days of the conservative movement in this country. Reading Peggy Noonan's remembrances of him tells me that this was in part because he wasn't a self-promoter. The Journal's editorial page echoes those observations in this eulogy today.

UPDATE 12/12: WSJ colleagues continue to pay their respects. A tribute from Daniel Henninger.

And another from Irving Kristol.

Posted by dan at December 11, 2003 10:45 AM