The American (magazine)


The American (magazine)

"The American: A Magazine of Ideas," was founded in November 2006 by James K. Glassman, the former president of "The Atlantic Monthly" and former publisher of "The New Republic", as a project of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. As of April 2008, "The American"'s editor-in-chief is Nick Schulz. Writers include Amity Shlaes and Victor Davis Hanson.

The magazine replaced the public affairs magazine "The American Enterprise".cite news
author=James Warren
authorlink=James Warren
title=Dobbs' secret life, and more, in The American's debut issue
publisher=Chicago Tribune
quote= [T] he November-December inaugural issue of the renamed and re-engineered publication of the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute is rife with promise.
date=2006-11-27
] cite news
author=Irin Carmon et al.
title=Memo Pad
publisher="Women's Wear Daily"
date=2006-11-27
] cite news
author=Ron Bedard
title=Washington Whispers
publisher="US News & World Report"
date=2006-11-27
] "Our perspective," says Glassman, "is not partisan, but it is rooted in liberal, free-market economics." Glassman states that he thinks "the three major business magazines have, in an attempt to get a broader audience, gone downscale," creating a "big opening" for an intellectual magazine about business that is "absolutely not partisan or ideological - mainly a reported magazine rather than a magazine of opinion." Jonathan Chait, writing in "The New Republic", the magazine Glassman published from 1981 to 1984, said of the newly-named magazine's switch in format, "The American" now seems less dewy-eyed about the virtues of democracy and far more dewy-eyed about the virtues of the bottom line. Out is the conservatism of Paul Wolfowitz. In is the conservatism of Montgomery Burns." [https://ssl.tnr.com/p/docsub.mhtml?i=20070604&s=trb060407 American Pie] , Jonathan Chait, "The New Republic", May 31, 2007.]

Initial circulation is just over 50,000, with half paid, half controlled, with some copies available at airports and newsstands. The American is published six times a year. Its managing editor is Duncan Currie. Its publishing director is Sam Schulman, formerly publisher of Wigwag. Alexander Isley, the former art director for Spy, designs the glossy magazine.cite web
author=Myrna Blyth
publisher="New York Sun"
date=2006-12-13
url=http://www.nysun.com/article/45118
accessdate=2007-08-08
title=Money Magazines Get Smart
] The first issue was delayed until after the November 2006 election to include election results. [cite news
publisher=Media Industry Newsletter
title=November 6, 2006
date=2006-11-06
]

Luke Mullins's interview of a white-collar criminal who spent time in a minimum-security prison, which stated that minimum-security prisons were no longer "country-club prisons," [cite web
publisher="The American"
date=May/June 2007
author=Luke Mullins
title=Enter a 'Hellish Place'
quote="The Bureau of Prisons is incredibly sensitive to accusations that they are coddling white-collar offenders," Novak said. “They are very sensitive to the 'Club Fed' mythology."
accessdate=2007-08-08
url=http://www.american.com/archive/2007/may-june-magazine-contents/enter-a-2018hellish-place2019/?searchterm=white%20collar
] prompted criticism by Peter Carlson in a column in the "Washington Post". [cite news
publisher="Washington Post"
author=Peter Carlson
title=Bemoaning the Commoners at Club Fed
date=2007-05-15
quote=Country club prisons just aren't the same since they started letting the riffraff in.
]

The magazine publishes additional content at its website, including book reviews and its "American Conversation" podcast interviews, whose subjects have included Tyler Cowen and Jurgen Reinhoudt.

Notes

External links

* [http://www.American.com The American website]


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