The Press: Playing New York's Power Game

New York magazine, Founder-Editor Clay Felker likes to remind his readers, is about "how the power game is played, and who are the winners." In or out of print, there has been no abler exponent of the Felkerian philosophy than the ingenious Felker himself. From its first issue of April 8,1968, his avenue-smart urban-survival one-upmanship manual has exerted an influence far beyond its current 375,000 circulation and Manhattan bailiwick. Though it is frequently footling and vulgar, the weekly's intelligence and imaginative thrust have given its aggressive boss the money-power to take...

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