National Review is outraged that Ron Paul, a man of peace, was honored at the Tampa convention of the war party. Why, why, Ron doesn't buy into their conspiracy theories about big, bad Iran. Worse, he hasn't followed Bill Buckley's order to shun the Birch Society. Why did CIA Bill pronounce that edict? Because Society head Robert Welch called for an end to US aggression against Vietnam. Buckley even went after his brother-in-law Brent Bozell for the same position. Earlier, Buckley had tried to purge Murray Rothbard, John T, Flynn, and other antiwar champions of the Old Right. He even wanted to get rid of Ayn Rand, who was mostly antiwar. The panic now at NR is palpable, because so many young people follow Ron Paul. Pew polls show that the main reason is Ron's antiwar stance. Along with the Fed, the warfare state is also a key reason for our increasing economic troubles, and the terrifying future for kids and the rest of us. It's also behind the US police state, which especially targets the young. Kids are no longer being fooled, and relic paper mags, no matter how bloodthirsty, will not change that.
UPDATE from Kevin Gutzman:
The NR hit on Ron Paul comes from two guys identified in the byline as employed by "Foreign Policy Initiative." The Wikipedia piece on that organization says, in part, " FPI’s Board of Directors consists of Eric Edelman, Robert Kagan, William Kristol, and Dan Senor."
So, this is just another hit by the Neoconservative Board of Directors through one of their many front groups.