Harper's, RIP

Williamson, C.
July 1980
National Review;7/11/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 14, p823
This article describes how "Harper's" dealt with U.S. politics under the editorship of Lewis H. Lapham. The article begins by briefly noting the history of the magazine and how Lapham became its editor in 1976. Lapham, the author notes, loathed the hypocrisy, complacency and affluence of the liberal establishment. According to the author, Lapham was temperamentally incapable of going forward into neo-conservatism and saw the U.S. as the spoiled child of the Western world. As a result, the magazine's theme became the decline and fall of the U.S.


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