Considering that columnist Eric Alterman recently got himself arrested at the Democratic candidate's debate, there's a bit of a pot-kettle aspect to Alterman's American Prospect article denouncing long-time New Republic boss Marty Peretz as "crazy." But he does a good job of explaining how Peretz's passionate ethnocentrism has damaged his magazine:
It is really not too much to say that almost all of Peretz's political beliefs are subordinate to his commitment to
Peretz insists that, yes, the interests of
Alterman points to the year 1967 as the turning point:
Peretz and [heiress] Farnsworth married in June 1967 -- coincidentally, the same month that the Six Day War transformed not only the
Lots of people love a winner. Similarly,
Indeed, I've argued jokingly that the lack of big-time college football teams in
But, maybe that's not a joke ... So, please, would some hedge fund manager give NYU a quarter of a billion to start a Top 10 football team? Your country needs you!