Tuesday, February 28, 2006

TNR Takes a Step

Apologizes for the lack of blogging--this week is looking to be a doozy. Hopefully I'll settle in as the week progresses.

Anyway, apparently the next Editor in Chief of The New Republic is going to be Franklin Foer. I'm a fan of the choice--Foer is a gifted and talented writer (as even the churlish folks at DKos admit), and think he will do great things for the magazine. Everyone is marveling at how painless the process is--apparently, TNR leadership battles are normally editorial bloodbaths. Hooray for unity!

Andrew Sullivan and Josh Marshall put in good words, Kevin Drum thinks that TNR's one barrier to greatness is its refusal to say outright that Iraq was a mistake. Maybe so, I don't know. Comments?

1 comment:

jack said...

"Kevin Drum thinks that TNR's one barrier to greatness is its refusal to say outright that Iraq was a mistake."

Yeah, that and the fact that their readership is down almost 40% over the last 4 years.