The American Conservative Lives

There had been whispers that the paleonconservative publication, The American Conservative, would cease publication due to funding. But the latest news about a new publisher should end such speculation.

I have noted the value of The American Conservative on the blog before (here, and here). And given the changes facing print media, that an opinion journal that represents an underrepresented ideological view is here to stay, can only be good for democracy and discourse.

Also worth watching is the status of The New Republic, which was recently sold by Peretz to the huge Canadien conglomerate, CanWest. That Peretz's iron grip on the magazine is loosened is one reason to be optimistic, but CanWest brings some of its own baggage.