algRepublicans love to poke fun at the many incarnations of Al Gore, who seems, like a chrysalis, always in the process of becoming. But more important than the changes themselves is the question of whether he will find a tack

Bill Buckley’s latest novel, Spytime, is a highly original work; indeed, one might describe it as a new kind of novel if Buckley had not already done something vaguely similar in The Redhunter, which was about Sen. Joe McCarthy. There