In 1985 in New York I was asked, well told really, “Why don’t you go back where you came from?” by the distinguished historian and chronicler of the Kennedys, Arthur Schlesinger Jr.


NATIONAL REVIEW has lost a lot of good friends and contributors — the words are largely coterminous — to the Grim Reaper in the last few years, but the death of Mike Potemra is especially painful because it was both unexpected and sudden.