Upon hearing of William Safire's passing, TNR went into the archives to see what we we had written about him. We found several book reviews, and an op-ed piece.
Talk Talk, by Louis Menand, February 16, 1987. A review of Safire's book Take My Word For It, among others. (We've only excerpted the Safire section.)
TRB: Holy Mackerel, Safire, January 30, 1984. An editorial on a controversy involving Safire and Charles Z. Wick.
Full Disclosure, by Stephen Hess, July 9, 1977. A review of Safire's novel, Full Disclosure.
White House Watch: Nixon Then and Now, by John Osborne, February 22, 1975. A review of Safire's book about the Nixon presidency, Before the Fall.