Tilting at Liberal Windmills
When you spend your professional life surrounded by young, worshipful, clever, ambitious, self-regarding writers, you will likely accrue to yourself all kinds of lore as the years pass—myths and tales and legends about your amusing crochets and estimable virtues. It is perversely to the credit of Charles Peters, the founding editor of the Washington Monthly and mentor to a dozen or more prominent journalists, that so many of the anecdotes told about him by his disciples are so uninteresting. He’s just not the stuff of legend.
About the Author
Andrew Ferguson, who appears monthly in this space, is the author of Crazy U, now out in paperback and on the Kindle.