The Press: Arrived

Ten years of age and 10,000 subscribers is not a record in magazine publishing. But those two facts last week spelled out the relatively permanent arrival of another journal of opinion. In the corridor of intellectualistic protest where the New Republic and the Nation have long stalked, Common Sense now also strolls.

Common Sense was founded ten years ago this month by two young Yale intellectuals who had the idea that the U.S. needed a magazine of native (i.e., non-Stalinist, non-Trotskyist) radicalism. Founder Alfred Bingham, one of the seven versatile sons of Connecticut's Old Guard Republican Senator Hiram, had at the age...

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