That's the whole item. Should he have said more?
For links to more commentary on the abysmally bad John Derbyshire piece, go here.
IN THE COMMENTS: Patrick said:
He should have added another line, informing NRO readers that Derbyshire is no longer an NR contributor.Remember when National Review fired Ann Coulter?
UPDATE: Rich Lowry announces that NR has fired Derbyshire. After some nice compliments — "he’s a deeply literate, funny, and incisive writer" — and some half-compliments — he's "maddening, outrageous, cranky, and provocative" — Lowry calls the new piece "nasty and indefensible." NR would never have published it, yet the name, National Review, is getting used to inflate its prominence. "Derb is effectively using our name to get more oxygen for views with which we’d never associate ourselves otherwise." Lowry calls the article "so outlandish it constitutes a kind of letter of resignation." Perhaps it is what Derbyshire wanted, and now he's got a powerful send-off.