The Press: End of the Stone Age

Isidor Feinstein Stone, the irrepressible godfather of New Left journalism, has finally decided to slow down a bit. Last week, in a form letter that began "Dear Friend and Subscriber," he announced that his pungent, polemic four page newsletter, I.F. Stone's Bi-Weekly (TIME, Feb. 8), would close down at the end of this month after a 19-year run.

Now nearly 64, Izzy Stone admitted in his farewell letter that "the compulsion to cover the universe in four pages has become too heavy a burden." Still, he will hardly be silent. Stone...

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