The Press: Western Brain Child

The editors' aim was to sweep the modern world "with the same searching gaze which the Spectator turned on manners of 1 8th Century England." Pacific Spectator had a lot of territory to cover, and no Addison & Steele to help cover it. Since the days of Bret Harte's Overland Monthly, the Western U.S. has had no highbrow magazine of any weight. To help fill the vacuum, 23 colleges had joined as sponsors — "the largest Western college league ever organized," cracked one reviewer, "to support anything but athletics." Last week Pacific Spectator...

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