I’m thinking of subscribing to a magazine . . .
. . . and I’d be interested to get some feedback from our commentariat. I’m looking for something that’s reasonably priced, interesting, and generally sympathetic to conservative ideas (although not necessarily ideological). Here are the contenders:
1) The Atlantic
Cons: I’m not sure if posting articles online, free of charge, is a bad business model, but it’s definitely deterring me from getting a paid subscription.
Pros: A range of articles on culture and politics from a libertarian perspective.
Cons: A range of articles on culture and politics from a libertarian perspective.
3) The American Conservative
Cons: I really don’t want to subsidize Pat Buchanan.
4) The Weekly Standard
Cons: I really don’t want to subsidize Bill Kristol.
5) The Nation
Pros: Liberal liaisons; a smart, progressive perspective that (at least so far) hasn’t been overly solicitous of Obama.
Cons: It would take something pretty special for me to use my one magazine subscription on an explicitly liberal publication. Just sayin’.
If I wasn’t a marginally-employed twenty-something, I’d probably subscribe to all five. Resources being scarce, however, I’m only going to choose one. I’m also notoriously indecisive, so feel free to throw out your own suggestions in comments. Note to editors seeking favorable reviews from a hip Internet taste-maker: my email address can be found under the “contact” section.