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weekly journal of opinion and liberal views was founded by Willard D. Straight for editing by Herbert Croly. Croly conceived the purpose of the magazine as being “less to inform or entertain its readers than to start little insurrections in the realm of their convictions.” It supported American participation in World War I, and, though it originated the phrase “peace without victory,” it broke with Wilson and opposed U.S. ratification of the Treaty of Versailles. It has been consistently distinguished as a liberal organ, and over the years editorial board members have included Walter Lippmann, Stark Young, Malcolm Cowley, Joyce Carol Oates, and Robert Pinsky.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

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