Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Quot, unquote: It was never boring

"His magazine was a perfect, noisy translation of his persona into print. Sometimes it was prophetic (the magazine’s criticism of the welfare system was followed by reform); sometimes it was quixotic (Peretz was a strident defender of the Nicaraguan contras); and sometimes it was irresponsible (a seriously inaccurate article helped destroy Bill Clinton’s health care bill). But it was rarely boring."
-- Stephen Rodrick writing in a New York Times a profile of the Martin Peretz, the iconoclastic owner and former editor-in-chief of The New Republic



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