I first ran across COMMENTARY in a bookstore in 1948. In those days, the magazine had a liberal bent, but its liberalism was tempered by moderation. COMMENTARY’s evolution toward a more conservative point of view influenced my own development in the same direction. Like the magazine, I have retained the old, truly liberal values of giving all citizens a fair shake, regardless of race, creed, or color.
As time passed, COMMENTARY took on the personality and outlook of its then new editor, Norman Podhoretz. Today, it has become the courageous advocate of a moderate neoconservative view, catering neither to the far Right nor to the so-called moderate Left.
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