November 1954
New Republic;11/22/54, Vol. 131 Issue 21, p2
This article introduces several essays, poems, and stories printed in the periodical's columns in the past, as well as contemporary views written especially for this issue. Four of the current essays examine, from different angles, the relevance today of the attitudes and assumptions of the New Republic's first editor, Herbert Croly. They are contributed by the present editor, Michael Straight; Henry Ladd Smith, professor of journalism at the University of Wisconsin and co-author with Edwin Emery of "The Press and America"; Charles B. Forcby, assistant professor of history at Miami University in Ohio who is now working on a book about the early New Republic and its editors; and Carl Kaysen, professor of economics at the Harvard School of Business.


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