- 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 Shlaesand Victor Davis Hanson.
The magazine replaced the public affairs magazine "
The American Enterprise".cite news
title=Dobbs' secret life, and more, in The American's debut issue
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.
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date=2006-11-27] cite news
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 1981to 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
New York Sun"
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
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
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."
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
title=Bemoaning the Commoners at Club Fed
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"
podcastinterviews, whose subjects have included Tyler Cowenand Jurgen Reinhoudt.
* [http://www.American.com The American website]
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