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:
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
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.