The Press: The New New Republic

"The magazine of opinion," says New Republic Editor and Financial Angel Michael Straight, "has a rough time nowadays. You tend to restrict your opinions more & more to make them coincide with the opinions of your readers and sometimes you find you have restricted yourself to rather small groups." As proof, Editor Straight could point to his own magazine. Once a rallying point for liberals, the New Republic has steadily restricted its opinions while swinging from the New Deal to Henry Wallace, and back to the Fair Deal when Wallace became a presidential candidate. Result: its group of readers (97,000 in...

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