Updated: December 9, 2014, 11:52 AM EST
Last week was arguably the most tumultuous in The New Republic's 100-year history. After two top editors stepped down amid plans to institute sweeping editorial changes and move the magazine's headquarters from Washington, D.C., dozens of staff members resigned in protest.
Some of those staff members are now eulogizing the magazine, while Chris Hughes, the Facebtook co-founder who purchased TNR in 2012, has been forced to defend himself from an onslaught of criticism.
It's a watershed moment for The New Republic, long considered a standard-bearer of American liberalism, but the upheaval had been anticipated by many staff members inside the newsroom.
In many ways, the landmark shifts for the magazine began months ago.
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