Too late to stop him from blogging at his new address, “The Spine.” Nice bit of autobriography here:
Then there is the spine of my past: a man in his mid-sixties, a family man with children, a teacher at Harvard for almost four decades, formerly of the New Left (very important to understanding my spine) now of the center, at the helm of The New Republic (which I have deliberately maintained as undogmatic center-left) for 32 years. I have certain loyalties, espoused unabashedly. And, as I write, I call to mind an old Yiddish proverb: “If you betray your cause, you support the other’s.”
Peretz joins Michael Barone as one of the few D.C. fixtures of old media to begin blogging. It suits them both.