July 02, 2004
Here's Hoping It's Fair Use
by Nick Morgan
July 2, 2004 08:24 PM
I long ago abandoned my subscription to the New Yorker, but I must say I miss the extraordinary covers. Here's the latest:
A very happy 4th to you all.
Happy 4th of July to all.
I first subscribed to the New Yorker over 40 years ago. I enjoyed the cartoons, reading the jazz scene, the Washington Letter, and a few other features. But as my law practice was building up, I had less and less time to read it. So after a few years of renewals, I dropped the New Yorker, as I only had time for the cartoons. From time to time I would renew at bargain rates, but the same thing would happen. I recently renewed once again at a very bargain rate. The cartoons are still okay, but the jazz scene seems to be slumbering. Sy Hersh's articles are great but I glean so much of their contents from surfing the Internet that I need not read them. I don't know if I shall renew at the upcoming higher rates, unless my wife insists. But I hope some of you younger guys continue to support the New Yorker.
I -- as anyone who knows me knows -- am a New Yorker freak. Harold Ross, the original editor of the New Yorker, is a truly extraordinary man. His letters, collected in "Letters From the Editor" (Trevor Kunkel, ed.), is one of the best collections of writings and stories of our country that I have ever read.