Sobran Jr., M.J.
October 1977
National Review;10/28/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 42, p1251
The article comments on the editorials in the print media. The author draws the example of the "New York Times." A newspaper of information and sensitive criticism in various fields but sterile when it comes to editorials. The author observes that the writer is as bored as the reader. The decorum of what is called "public opinion" requires that editorial pages besuffused with an optimism of gaseous indeterminacy. The chief trait of modern liberalism is its irresponsible and formulaic good intentions. The author wonders why American political writing can't be as fresh as American sportswriting. The article also discusses the unsigned editorials on "The New Republic."


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