Sunday, January 21, 2007

Decline and Fall

Andrew Sullivan in today's Times (UK) --

One of my most treasured moments editing The New Republic in the 1990s was publishing a cover story by Camille Paglia on Hillary called “Ice Queen, Drag Queen”. Ah, those were the days.

Andrew Sullivan, in another remembrance --

One of my proudest moments in journalism was publishing an expanded extract of a chapter from "The Bell Curve" in the New Republic before anyone else dared touch it. I published it along with multiple critiques (hey, I believed magazines were supposed to open rather than close debates)

While today's column is a sort of recanting of the former, he doesn't follow the logic of the journalistic standards that it revealed to assess his Bell Curve evangelising, which is still a matter of Je ne regrette rien.