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.