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New NYT Week in Review Editor's Neocon Cred

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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As we reported earlier, New York Times Book Review editor Sam Tanenhaus has been tapped to helm the paper's Week in Review section—it's the equivalent of a right-turn signal at a paper that pretty consistently cruises in the left lane.

Tanenhaus's work as a biographer of conservative icons Whittaker Chambers and William F. Buckley (that book is forthcoming) has made him enough of an eminence gris in right-wing circles to merit an invitation to speak last month at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)—the current employer of White House cast-offs Paul Wolfowitz, John Bolton, and David Frum.

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