The Blog Is Slow Today Because We Had a Roast Last Night

Last night, COMMENTARY hosted our second annual Roast — this year of the prominent philanthropist, capitalist, and glorious nudnik Roger Hertog. About 300 people joined us at the Plaza Hotel in New York for an evening of great merriment, featuring sharp barbs from COMMENTARY’s former editors Neal Kozodoy and Norman Podhoretz, Hertog’s business colleagues Marilyn Fedak and Lew Sanders, and Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard (who wrote a poem!). Not to mention, in a tour de force, Roger’s Bronx-born steel magnolia of a better half, Susan Hertog, also known as the peerless biographer of Anne Morrow Lindbergh.