The Press: Making Le Point

To Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, the appearance of a new newsmagazine was a Gaullist plot against his successful anti-regime weekly L'Express. "The government tried to muzzle me through Le Point," the publisher-politician-author says of his rival, "and it hasn't worked out. We have won the battle." To Claude Imbert, Le Point's editor and Servan-Schreiber's former colleague, the aim is to give French readers a taste of journalism free of ideology, an antidote to the "current breed of French intellectuals in the press and elsewhere, with their leftist dogmas and complacent nihilism." To Simon Nora, head...

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