A Letter From the Publisher: Feb. 22, 1988

Beginning this week, Michael Kinsley, editor of the New Republic and author of that magazine's provocative "TRB" column, joins TIME as a regular contributor. If you are like most of his loyal readers, you'll love him. You'll also hate him from time to time. After all, Kinsley has a reputation for infuriating conservatives and liberals alike, except when he is busy delighting them. Apart from writing in the New Republic, Kinsley has been a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and has written for the Washington Monthly, Harper's and FORTUNE. No one is safe from his bite. After dedicating his 1987...

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