Paul Kengor writes a eulogy for The New Republic — or, at least, for Martin Peretz’s thoughtful, well-argued publication. In fact, its glory years were few. I subscribed to it for many years, and started having trouble taking it seriously when Andrew Sullivan started his tenure as editor. He hadn’t yet gone off the deep end, even then I found his writing and thinking off-putting, and disliked the direction in which he took the magazine. I let my subscription lapse.
As it is, The New Republic now has gone back to its roots as a fundamentally dishonest Progressive publication that panders to those on the Left who style themselves as intellectuals. I hope that I’m not the only one who saw through that charade and started subscribing to Commentary instead.