People who've read too many Marvel Comics...

will find this amusing. From John Holbo's blog,

I am not alone, I trust, in my bemusement at the Taki/Buchanan collaboration that is The American Conservative.

How to put it?

It's like one of those odd Marvel supervillian team-ups - one of the really incongruous ones, like: Galactus and the Kingpin! Or: the Red Skull and Loki! Just because they're BOTH sinister, doesn't mean it makes narrative sense for them to work together.
And, like surly teamed-up villains, Bully Boy Bucky and Taki are often talking about themselves.

To commit the self-same sin (strictly for illustrative and entertainment purposes, I assure): I have, of late, been reading reprint volumes of old issues of the Fantastic Four. These are, perhaps over-optimistically, marketed as 'essential'. Be that as it may, they are fun. Way back when, the FF spent a lot of time fighting the Frightful Four. And, I swear, Sandman just can't go four frames without reminding Wizard, Trapster and Medusa he's made of sand! His partners are no more gifted raconteurs. Medusa, always talking about her hair; Wizard, his brain; Trapster, his traps.
I imagine that a typical scene in the editorial offices of The American Conservative unfolds somewhat like this:

Buchanan: With my powers of irate, pugnacious nativist jingoism, I will rule the -

Taki: Never forget, my American friend, that it is I, Taki, Greek Eurotrash, jetsetting shipping magnate libertine extraordinaire, who -

Found via The Volokh Conspiracy.

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