I gotta come back to this thread to congratulate you for starting a true discussion here. All the controversy in this article, I'm sure Ben Stein knew it was there when he wrote it. And as a devoted visitor to Spectator.org I was interested to see what letters they'd publish about it. To date, not a one. Unless I missed 'em, if so, I'd crave a correction.
You hosted the dialogue about this column here, and even the publishing site avoided it. I'm pretty sure "they got letters!" about this piece.
Good job! It's stuff like this that makes FR truly the best place in all of cyberspace!