Things may be changing at the New Republic with their new owner. But what was this NY Times reporter thinking when she wrote:
The New Republic, the thinning, left-leaning weekly magazine…
Left-leaning? In her dreams.
And given this news, how much can The New Republic really change?
Martin Peretz, the magazine’s editor in chief, known for his neo-conservative bent and support for Israel, will retain his quarter interest in the company.
Can anyone explain how a magazine with a “neo-conservative” editor in chief can be “left-leaning?”
Mr. Peretz, who said he had disagreed with many of the magazine’s editorials over his 33 years there, said he was not troubled by Mr. Foer’s moves [away from neoconservatism]. “I don’t fear or feel that my voice will be eclipsed or comparable voices will,” he said.
I’ve disagreed with almost every word Marty Peretz has ever written. My old friend used to call the magazine the New Republican. Not only funny, but fitting.