Interview: Roger Kimball on 30 Years of the New Criterion
Roger Kimball, a fellow Pajamas Express blogger, the editor of the New Criterion magazine, and the publisher of Encounter Books, took time out from "battening down the hatches" on Friday in anticipation of Irene's arrival to talk with us on:
- The 30th anniversary of the founding of the New Criterion magazine by Hilton Kramer and Samuel Lipman.
- What culture tells us about the nation that produces it.
- Where modernism went wrong.
- How the New York Times became "Gray Lady Down," to coin an Encounter Books title.
- What it's like publishing as the industry goes through a series of rapid changes.
- Encounter's latest title, Confronting Terror, 9/11 and the Future of American National Security, a compendium of essays by leading voices in law and policy, edited by Dean Reuter and John Yoo. (The American Enterprise Institute will have a forum in New York on September 8th with Yoo, Andrew McCarthy, Richard Epstein and others to tie in with this book.)
- And some thoughts on the 2012 presidential election.
20 minutes long, click here to listen:
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