The Press: Enter Perspectives USA

This week the $513 million Ford Foundation announced that it is going into the magazine business. Starting in October, the foundation will publish Perspectives U.S.A., a quarterly designed to show people outside the U.S. that "Americans can think as well as chew gum." The magazine, a pet project of the foundation's Associate Director Robert Hutchins, will be uncompromisingly highbrow, and will run original articles and reprints on literature, music, theater, history, philosophy, plus American poetry, fiction, and art. There will be no advertising, propaganda or politics. It will be printed abroad, at...

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