Saturday, December 06, 2014

Tech punk kills The New Republic

A semi-literate, 31-year-old, billionaire tech punk just killed one of the great magazines in the country's history. See this, this, and this

When I was living on Chestnut Street in the early sixties, every week I walked over to the newstand on Chestnut to buy both The New Republic and The Nation---35 cents each! Best investment I ever made. The periodical room of the old main library at the Civic Center used to have bound copies of all the back issues of The New Republic, including the first, well-worn issue that was published in 1914.

Chris Hughes: culture vandal

Later: see also this, this and this. Franklin Foer writes about the origins of the magazine.

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