Press: Beacon Out

Last spring, a few months out of his copyreading job on the Chicago Times, Sydney Justin Harris found $30 in his jeans, a printer willing to give him $1,000 worth of credit. Thought Sydney Harris: What Chicago needs is a liberal magazine.

Thereupon Harris turned to and, almost singlehanded, turned out a first edition of The Beacon. The paper looked enough and sounded enough like The Nation to be its pulp brother. In The Beacon?, columns Sydney Harris got off his chest much about Chicago he had not been able to express during his work for the Chicago dailies.

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