Franklin Foer, editor at The New Republic, went to Facebook Tuesday night to plead with his friends and family to become subscribers to his magazine. New Republic staff is competing with each other to subscribe as many friends as possible, offering a print and digital subscription for $20 a year. Franklin Foer reports.
Sophisticates, cynics, and moralists of all stripes long have held that there is not “a dime’s worth of difference” between the Republican Party and the Democratic one, and that elections might as well be settled by a toss of that very same dime. But the talk-show host or fringe activist who assumes such a flippant attitude toward partisan politics might check his beliefs against the events of the past week. Every day brings news that would be utterly different had Mitt Romney won the 2012 election.
Insiders at the New Republic say that the magazine’s new owner, wealthy socialite Christopher Hughes, has hijacked the editorial process and created tension by firing the magazine’s respected editor-in-chief, the Washington Post reported in a recent profile of Hughes.