David Frum, "How the 1% Rules":
The U.S. Senate has become the greatest legislative concentration of private wealth since Benjamin Disraeli described the British House of Lords as a "Venetian oligarchy."
Frum's political maturation seems to be a direct result of ideological suppression. I should think working with idiots in the Bush administration pushed him along, and his sacking by AEI was a probable contribution. Of course, there's nearly always an element of simply mellowing with age, too.
Whatever the causes, they're welcome. I suspect Frum anticipates a renewed position of leadership in conservatives' inexorably forthcoming de-tox; I wish him and the drunkards the best. Frum is responsive to logic and history and empirical concreteness and Reason--all of which have become heresy in the pseudoconservative world, and require a massive re-infusion by lots and lots of David Frums.