How The New Republic Was Founded | New Republic

“[Our] primary purpose,” Croly wrote Willard Straight, “will not be to record facts but to give certain ideals and opinions a higher value in American public opinion. If these ideas and opinions were accepted as facts it would be unnecessary to start the paper. The whole point is that we are trying to impose views on blind or reluctant people.”

via How The New Republic Was Founded | New Republic.

Editor’s note: The roots of “Gruberism” are at least 100 years old.

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