Wednesday, October 19, 2005

An e-mail from my close personal friend, career counselor Marty Peretz:

TNR stands against a politics that is crystallized in laundry-list orations punctuated by buzz words that can mean one thing and then, too, exactly the opposite. This is a terrible time in the careers of freedom, of decency, of open societies. Demagogues from every side blur the vision of the citizenry, and we try to be clear and forthright. So we discomfort politicians and other magazines of the public business and of public ideas.

Then again, TNR stands for Fred Barnes, Morton Kondracke, Charles Krauthammer, Mickey Kaus, Jacob Weisberg, Andrew Sullivan, Peter Beinart, Michael Kelly, Ruth Shalit and Stephen Glass, so everything you've just read is a load of crap.

Sorry, Marty. You'll have to ask your wife for that extra $19.95.

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