The Publisher: On Henry Luce

Friday, July 30, 2010


Columbia University professor Alan Brinkley argues that Luce didn't so much betray his partner as make a typical business decision after Hadden's death. In his new biography, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century, Brinkley discusses what motivated one of history's most powerful media titans.

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Mark Richard from Columbus, Ohio

TIME's editorial slant was always what used to be called 'Herald-Tribune' Republicanism. Premature cold war anti-communism, impatience with a certain kind of Popular Front liberalism on the 'right' side. Social liberalism, especially on issues like race - a function of the Upper East Side attitude toward lower-class white southerners - on the 'left' side. Wariness of domestic programs and spending unless done by Eisenhower Republicans.

The children of the Herald-Tribune Republicans, prep-schooled and Ivy Leagued, became liberal Democrats over the years, and TIME went with them. Interesting for some sociologist to look into.

Aug. 02 2010 05:00 PM
Kahlid from Philly PA

Best cut of the week for me.

Brooke, don't let this go to your head but the show was way better without Bob this week. It just flowed more natural than before.

Aug. 02 2010 12:59 AM

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