The Press: Liberal Relic

All English Liberals, of whom there used to be a great many, used to read the famed weekly Nation & Athenaeum. It reached its height of influence under the editorship of the late Henry William Massingham. After his death it declined steadily, despite the efforts of John Maynard Keynes and Arnold Rowntree who took it in hand. Last week the few remaining Liberal readers lost their paper to the New Statesman, brilliant Laborite weekly, with which it was merged. Title of the combined magazines is the New Statesman & Nation; editor is...

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