John Derbyshire fired from National Review.
Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, the publication where John Derbyshire served as a contributing editor, announced this evening that “Derb” would no longer be writing or editing for NR. Derbyshire recently published, in a webzine called Taki’s Magazine, a disgusting piece that amounted to a tutorial on being racist, which I wrote about this morning.
“His latest provocation, in a webzine, lurches from the politically incorrect to the nasty and indefensible… Derb has long danced around the line on these issues, but this column is so outlandish it constitutes a kind of letter of resignation. It’s a free country, and Derb can write whatever he wants, wherever he wants. Just not in the pages of NR or NRO, or as someone associated with NR any longer.”
The question is this: Is it enough? And why didn’t he do it earlier? Does the firing of one help make change for all?