Spengler IDs himself

Spengler = David Goldman, the associate editor of First Things:

During the too-brief run of the Asia Times print edition in the 1990s, the newspaper asked me to write a humor column, and I chose the name “Spengler” as a joke – a columnist for an Asian daily using the name of the author of The Decline of the West.

Unless, of course, this is merely a red herring….