Juan Diego Florez and Andrew Ferguson.10:27 AM, Feb 28, 2011 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Two memorable events in Washington, D.C. yesterday afternoon: a recital at the Kennedy Center by the spectacular Peruvian tenor, Juan Diego Florez; and a book party at a home in Northwest D.C. for the spectacular American author, our own Andrew Ferguson.
4:00 PM, Feb 25, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
The Washington Post has a review up of the new book by Andrew Ferguson, Senior Editor of THE WEEKLY STANDARD. The new book, Crazy U, tells the story of Ferguson's struggles getting his son through the college admissions process.
Ferguson's regular readers are unlikely to be surprised by this, but the Post's nonfiction editor gave Crazy U a rave review:
Andrew Ferguson has issues.Jul 26, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 42 • By ANDREW FERGUSON
It’s starting to dawn on me that my personal campaign to eliminate the use of the word issue to mean difficulty, misapprehension, disturbance, irritation, objection, and a dozen unrelated words is doomed. My parallel campaign against reaching out is probably in trouble too.
From the March 15, 2004 issue: Postmodern candidates talk like handlers, and voters talk like pundits.Mar 15, 2004, Vol. 9, No. 26 • By ANDREW FERGUSON
WE DIDN'T ARRIVE here overnight, all at once--here at the tail end of this hallucinatory primary season, when politics slipped down the rabbit hole of postmodernism and became an activity that is only about itself. Scanning back through the last few years and my own meager experience, I can find three landmarks that, had I been paying attention, might have offered a hint of what we, the people, were getting ourselves into.
From the February 2, 2004 issue: John Edwards, not just another pretty face.Feb 2, 2004, Vol. 9, No. 20 • By ANDREW FERGUSON
Greenville, South Carolina
The children's crusade in American politics.Jan 19, 2004, Vol. 9, No. 18 • By ANDREW FERGUSON
The Rise and Fall of Postwar American Liberalism
by Dominic Sandbrook
From the December 8, 2003 issue: Reading the Bush bashers.Dec 8, 2003, Vol. 9, No. 13 • By ANDREW FERGUSON
A Handbook for Fighting Back
by James Carville with Jeff Nussbaum
Simon & Schuster, 306 pp., $23
The Right Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth
by Joe Conason
St. Martin's, 245 pp., $24.95
The Lies of George W. Bush
Mastering the Politics of Deception
by David Corn
Crown, 337 pp., $24
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them
A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right
by Al Franken
Dutton, 377 pp., $24.95
Thieves in High Places
Let's go to the core of who they are as Democrats.Oct 6, 2003, Vol. 9, No. 04 • By ANDREW FERGUSON
I DIDN'T SEE the big debate among the Democratic presidential candidates last Thursday night, held on a college campus in lower Manhattan, but I did read a transcript. I read every syllable, dammit. It came to more than 20,000 words. And such words! Reading my way through, I was struck again by the verbal tics that politicians, particularly Democratic politicians, rely on when they're on the spot or in the spotlight.
"Tics" may not be the right term.