Quote, unquote: Skating to safety?
“The New Republic has spent 100 years cheating death. There have been plenty of times in the past when it appeared doomed, then somehow skated to safety. Maybe it will again, There are still good stewards in the world and there are ideas-driven magazines that make a difference.”
-- former New Republic editor-in-chief Franklin Foer, responding to the announcement that Chris Hughes, the current owner, is throwing in the towel and putting the century-old magazine up for sale. Hughes said he underestimated the difficult of transitioning an old and traditional institution into a digital media company in today's quickly evolving climate.