I have an idea: Christopher Caldwell of the FT. Yes, he's an old friend, but his conservatism is empirical, his spirit is free, his intellectual honesty wide and deep. A reader suggested him - and it all seemed extremely obvious at once. I hope my enthusiasm doesn't harm him. But Bill Keller and Andy Rosenthal should check out his FT column and his brilliant reporting for the Weekly Standard. Then there's Dish fave, Tyler Cowen.

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