Nation: Unlocking Cabinet Conversations

Back patting, banalities and talk about national issues

It was without doubt a weighty scoop: confidential minutes from a year of Cabinet meetings, mysteriously leaked for publication to the small (circ. 25,000), feisty political weekly the Nation. And the magazine made the most it could of its news beat, trumpeting it on the first page of its first issue with a redesigned format. But the trouble was, as Editor Victor Navasky readily acknowledged, that the 205 pages of confidential documents were enough to "put readers to sleep."

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