The Press: Lost Horizon

In his highbrow monthly Horizon, Editor Cyril Connolly once wrote: "We English are never so happy as with our backs to the wall, and an understanding Providence has ordained that we need seldom abandon our favorite position." This week, after struggling for ten years to keep Horizon from going to the wall, Connolly abandoned his favorite position.

After the December issue, a special tenth-anniversary number, the magazine will close down for a year and reopen, "if conditions improve."

Connolly was frank to say that he did not think they would. Founded in 1939 with the money of dairy-fortune heir Peter Watson and the...

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