Magazines: Assailing a Legend

In his long career as a British journalist, Malcolm Muggeridge, 61, one time editor of Punch, has more than earned his reputation as an incorrigible professional iconoclast. Muggeridge is never happier than when assaulting the Establishment — any Establishment. "A royal soap opera," was his considered judgment, in the Saturday Evening Post, of Britain's royal family. Last week, in the lively New York Review of Books, Critic Muggeridge opened fire on a transatlantic target: the John F. Kennedy legend.

"I have just pushed aside, I confess with mounting distaste, a pile of Kennedyana on which...

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