In a way, you have to almost admire Gabriel Snyder’s and Guy Vidra’s efficiency. Most people in their position – promoted far beyond their competence, while blissfully unaware of the fact – would take two, three print issues to demonstrate that they really have no business running a print magazine. It takes a special kind of almost holy imbecility to demonstrate it before the first issue can even come out. But they managed!
The New Republic will not publish the issue that had been slated to hit shelves on December 15, following Friday’s mass resignation by top editors and contributors.
“As you know, an issue that was in production by recently departed editors and writers, scheduled to appear on newsstands on December 15th, was left unfinished,” Guy Vidra, the New Republic’s chief executive, wrote in a memo to staff on Saturday. “Despite the incredible work you all are doing, going forward with the issue would run the risk of falling short of this institution’s renowned high standards.”