Wow! I've got
to run to work so I don't have a lot of time to comment on this. But this is a really big deal. Or at least it's a really big deal if you live in the incredibly small world of opinion magazine journalism. This article in the Daily News
says Marty Peretz is selling 2/3 of his stake
in the New Republic
. Apparently one of the buyers is Conrad Black - whose interest in the mag has been rumored for some time. But the article seems to have Peretz denying there's a sale. Of course, the real question is whether my TNR friends are going to hook me up with the scoop.