Geoffrey Pullum, writing in today’s (2/25/13) edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education, takes out after an author of a piece who advocates the abandoning of (many, not all) adverbs. In the article he refers somewhat vitriolically(sic) to Strunk & White.
“The truth is that nothing as mechanical as abandoning adverbs (or certain subclasses of adverbs) is going to uniformly improve your prose. Similar advice is handed out elsewhere (by the royally knighted but linguistically benighted broadcaster Sir Alistair Cooke, for example, and naturally, by Strunk & White’s toxic little compendium of misguided maxims); but like the familiar advice to avoid passive clauses, it is never followed by the people who recommend following it.”
Back in 2009, on the 50th anniversary of S&W, Pullum wrote a hard-hitting piece which may be found at this second site:
Perhaps WO covered it at that time. In case not, it’s worth a read.