Friday, February 18, 2005

Ninety and change

How can a magazine be like a forgetful husband? The new issue of the New Republic celebrates its 90th anniversary. But neither this week nor this month in fact marks the opinion journal’s ninetieth year. This becomes clear as one reads, in the Notebook feature, a long quote from the first issue. Publication date: November 7, 1914. So the anniversary was actually four months ago.

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