The Press: Closed-Mind Journalism

The men who put out the nation's magazines gathered last week to take a cool look at their collective product. They expected some selfcriticism, and they got it. It came from Harper's able Editor Frederick Lewis Allen, whose credentials include a quarter of a century with the best U.S. monthlies (Century, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's). At a Manhattan meeting of the National Publishers Association, he spread the blame three ways:

1) Readers. ". . . There is the obvious fact that for every reader who really knows how to read and also consciously wants to...

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