The New Republic

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The New Republic is a bi-monthly, neo-liberal magazine published in the United States. It was founded in 1914 by Herbert Croly, Walter Lippmann and Willard Straight using Payne Whitney money. Croly and Lippmann were highly infliential contributors. The magazine immediately became--and remains today--one of the most influential organs for the discussion of public issues. Once considered reliably liberal, in recent years it includes as well many neoconservative ideas and attacks on liberals.[1]


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Straight's son Michael Whitney Straight during the Administration of President Franklin Roosevelt functioned as an editor, presidential speechwriter, and KGB operative.

According to Prof. Carroll Quigley, the chief achievement of The New Republic in 1914-18 and again in 1938-48 was to end American isolationism by calling for interventionism in Europe. Quigley states that William Straight allowed Communists, dedicated to the overthrow of the U.S. Government by violent means, to come into the New Republic. Lew Frank was the first. Frank joined a "Communist Research Group" which met in the Manhattan home of the wealthy "Wall Street Red" and KGB operative Frederick Vanderbilt Field.[2]

An example of the disinformation practiced by the The New Republic is in its December 13, 1943, issue (p. 835) after the Teheran and Cairo conferences. The magazine reported that "the great and shining achievement at Cairo and Teheran was a meeting of minds of the four leaders". In fact, Stalin had refused to meet with Chiang Kai-shek.[3]

The Senate Internal Security Subcommittee (SISS) wrote in its Report on the Scope of Soviet Activity in the United States,

The Nation and the New Republic have long records as liberal publications. They cannot be described as Communist, but they are so infiltrated with the Communist Party policy that they serve the interests of the Communists and confuse liberals on many issues, much more than so some of the Communist publications.[4]

References

  1. For example, Sean Wilentz, "Who Lincoln Was" New Republic (July 15, 2009) is a 25,000 word aricle that rips apart liberal distortions about Lincoln by Henry Gates and other leftists.online edition
  2. Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time, Carroll Quigley, Collier-Macmillan, 1966, pp. 939 - 940. ISBN 0-945001-10-X
  3. The Yalta Betrayal, Felix Wittmer, Claxton Printers, 1953, p. 51.
  4. Scope of Soviet Activity in the United States excerpted, Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act, Committee of the Judiciary United States Senate, GPO, Washington, D.C. 1957, p. 2822. (p.9 pdf).
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