We note in sorrow the death of our valued contributor Arnold Beichman, a longtime friend to many of us at THE WEEKLY STANDARD. Arnold was one of the grand old men of American anti-communism, a vivid raconteur, a boon companion, and eyewitness to an astonishing swath of history.

Here are a few of his memorable contributions to our pages:

The End of the World

And the demise of the New Leader.

Vol. 11, No. 20, February 6, 2006

Post Toastie

Before Katharine Graham, there was Dorothy Schiff of the Post.

Vol. 13, No. 07, October 29, 2007

Dr. Butler Remembered

The very model of a modern college president.

Vol. 11, No. 19, January 30, 2006

Speaking in Tongues

The linguistic demands of New York politics, then and now.

Vol. 10, No. 36, June 6, 2005

Gangsters, Then and Now

Lunching with the Sopranos of yesteryear.

Vol. 8, No. 04, October 7, 2002

Stalin's Photoshop

Vol. 3, No. 15, December 22, 1997

Anthony Powell, Anti-Communist

11:00 PM, February 18, 1996

And here is David Brooks's appreciation of Arnold on the occasion of his 90th birthday:

The Happy Cold Warrior

The first 90 years of Arnold Beichman.

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