Semi-Daily Journal Archive

The Blogspot archive of the weblog of J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics and Chair of the PEIS major at U.C. Berkeley, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Note to Self on the New Republic

When people ask me who in TNR is worth reading, I say "Ackerman, Chait, Cottle, Judis, Lizza, Scheiber, and one or two more." And I add that there are many, many who appear in its pages who definitely don't belong: people likes Mankiw, Robert Samuelson, Sullivan, Peretz, Siegel, Easterbrook, Himmelfarb, Zengerle, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. Plus bonuses like the glorious Michael B. Oren, arguing last summer: To prevent a regional conflagration, Israel should attack Syria.

TNR needed Spencer Ackerman very badly. It's much weaker without him.


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