American Prospect


American Prospect

Date: Fri, 23 Jun 1995 03:43:08 GMT
Subject: American Prospect

Date: Thu, 22 Jun 1995 11:29:50 -0400 (EDT)
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The aim of The American Prospect is to contribute to a renewal of
America's democratic traditions by presenting a practical and convincing
vision of liberal philosophy, politics, and public life. We publish
articles for the general reader that attempt to break through
conventional understanding and creatively reframe public questions.
Ours is not a magazine of complaint, of angry gestures, or of private
irritations. It's a magazine of public ideas, firmly committed --
however unfashionably -- to a belief in public improvement. America can
do much good, and it can do much better.

Launched in 1990 by Paul Starr, Robert Kuttner, and Robert B. Reich --
now Secretary of Labor -- The American Prospect has a circulation of
approximately 10,000. It is available on newsstands and by subscription
(as well as online) and is published four times a year by New Prospect,
Inc., an independent nonprofit organization established by the
magazine's founders.

The American Prospect does not back individual political candidates, nor
does it attempt to achieve unanimity or consistency among its writers.
Indeed, it has frequently provided a forum for working through the
heated controversies and hard choices that vex its editors and writers
as much as other Americans. However, the magazine generally reflects
moral and political commitments that are broadly identified with the
liberal and progressive traditions in America.

The impetus for founding The American Prospect came from the
conservative ascendancy of the past two decades. During the 1970s and
'80s, many older liberal publications grew tired or ambivalent.
Meanwhile, vigorous, well- financed conservative publications, think
tanks, and communication networks developed. New circumstances required
liberals and progressives to rethink much that they had taken for
granted, but they also required new energy and new institutions with a
strong, positive sense of their own -- and America's -- mission.

[Most, but not all, articles from the print version appear in full text

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Sunday, July 30, 1995
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