The Press: The Tough Old Bird

For durability and consistency, no editor of national magazines excels Norman Cousins. He has not only survived 38 years in a highly competitive field; he has stubbornly insisted that his publications reflect his own tastes. The latest venture to bear his imprint is Saturday Review/ World, a combination of two former Cousins magazines. On the evidence of the first three biweekly issues, the total product may well turn out to be better than the sum of its parts.

If SR/ World inspires a sense of déjà vu, it is no accident. Cousins edited the...

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