David Remnick on Elitism

“Look, this word ‘elitist,’ I think sometimes it’s just something to flagellate other people or beat yourself up about. What does it mean in this context? It means that we have our noses up in the air and/or that we’re snobbish. I just don’t see it. I don’t see it as a useful way of looking at the magazine. I mean, are we for everybody? No. Are we for anybody that wants us, that will look at us or will read us? Yessss. I just think this elitist stuff is gone. It’s become a weapon in a political discussion most often.   ” — New Yorker editor David Remnick speaking with Market Watch media columnist Jon Freidman at Michael’s.

David Remnick on Elitism