The Soft Parade
Once upon a time, The Nation boasted hard-hitting writers and columnists. It often proved to be a riveting read. These days, the old muckraking mag is blander and softer than ever, pre-chewed opinions served warm, making its readers feel as comfy as possible. Since Obama's election, some of The Nation's coverage has verged on the mystical. This week's cover is the sappiest yet:
I had to check twice to see if I received the right magazine.
God. Obama. Close enough.