The Press: Cousins Quits

Norman Cousins dropped the other shoe last week: after 31 years, he resigned as editor of the Saturday Review. When the magazine's new owners announced plans to turn the Review into a base for a cultural conglomerate (TIME, Nov. 22), Cousins guardedly said that he would "stay around as long as I feel I'm genuinely useful—and not one second longer." After only a brief period of indecision, he decided he could not remain with a Review that would no longer reflect his own high-minded, liberal mixture of reviews, trend reporting and commentary.

In a "final report to the readers" in the current...

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