The Press: The Bans

A New York Herald Tribune newshen happened on the story. Last June, scanning a list of magazines to which New York City's public schools were subscribing for the year, she saw that the Nation, 83-year-old journal of opinion, was among the missing. A little digging uncovered what the board of school superintendents had not announced. The board had voted not to renew its 18 Nation subscriptions, on the ground that the weekly (circ. 42,000) had printed articles by Paul Blanshard, onetime New York City commissioner of accounts, criticizing the Catholic Church's stand on...

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