An Authority

If you needed any additional reason to read Jacob Heilbrunn’s review of Thomas Ricks’ latest book (The Generals: American Military Commanders from World War II to Today) in the November/December issue of the Monthly, consider Ricks’ new celebrity as the guest who called out Fox News–on Fox News–for its characteristic partisan bias, and got booted off the air for his pains.

Ricks was scoring the network for its huge role in inflating and perpetuating the “Benghazi scandal” into a “story” that happened to be an extraordinary obsession of Republican members of Congress before and after the elections. The truth hurts, and Ricks deserves a good audience for what he has to say about the present or the past.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.