Did anyone else notice the little Leftist fracas that broke out in The New York Times Book Review this weekend?
Bloomberg View columnist Michael Kinsley’s review of Baffler editor and Harper’s columnist Thomas Frank’s conservative-debunking tract, Pity the Billionaire, elicited two spirited letters from Mr. Frank’s corner.
John R. “Rick” MacArthur has expensive taste in difficult causes. In 1980, the Harper’s publisher persuaded his father to save the magazine and has been bailing it out ever since. Now, he just dropped $5.05 million on a major fixer-upper on Central Park West.
Mr. MacArthur, a journalist and heir to his father’s business empire, almost Read More
“Come to me!” proclaimed John R. MacArthur—better known as Rick—the longtime publisher of Harper’s magazine in a staffwide meeting, which took place two days after he fired Roger Hodge, the magazine’s editor.
Mr. MacArthur was telling his staff that if they had a big writer, or a big manuscript they wanted to get in Read More