Bush's Favorite Historian

Johann Hari has a profile of Andrew Roberts in TNR. Money quote:

Yet, beyond this surface sycophancy, there is something darker and more fetid. Bush, Cheney, and - in a recent, glowing cover story - National Review, have, in fact, embraced a man with links to white supremacism, whose book is not a history but an ahistorical catalogue of apologies and justifications for mass murder that even blames the victims of concentration camps for their own deaths. The decision to laud Roberts provides a bleak insight into the thinking of the Bush White House as his presidential clock nears midnight.

Matt has a cow here. The piece is pretty stunning. Roberts makes Imus look like Oprah. And he's advising Bush!