- The American Prospect
title = The American Prospect
image_size = 200px
image_caption = February 2006 issue of "The American Prospect".
Mark Schmitt, Paul Starr, Robert Kuttner, Robert Reich
editor_title = Editor
paid_circulation = 55 000
unpaid_circulation = 300 000 (online)
total_circulation = 355 000
circulation_year = 10
category = U.S.
politicsand public policy
publisher = Diane Straus Tucker
founded = 1990
country = USA
language = American English
"The American Prospect" is a monthly American political
magazinededicated to liberalism. It bills itself as a journal "of liberal ideas, committed to a just society, an enriched democracy, and effective liberal politics" [http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=About+Us] which focuses on U.S. politicsand public policy. Politically, the magazine is in support of modern American liberalism, similar to " The New Republic" and " The Nation", which target an intellectual audience likewise.
The magazine was founded in 1990 by
Robert Kuttner, Robert Reich, and Paul Starras a response to the perceived intellectual ascendancy of conservatismin the 1980s. Originally it published quarterly, then bimonthly. In 2000, thanks to a grant from the Schumann Center for Media and DemocracyFact|date=February 2007, it became biweekly. Financial and logistical difficulties ensued, and the magazine moved to its present monthly format in spring 2003. Currently Kuttner and Starr share the title of Editor with Mark Schmitt, who is also the magazine's executive editor. The online version of the magazine includes an active blog, [http://www.prospect.org/weblog/ TAPPED]
The magazine's alumni include
Jonathan Chait, Jonathan Cohn, Joshua Green, Joshua Micah Marshall, Jedediah Purdy, Chris Mooney, Matthew Yglesias, Michael Massing, Joe Conason, and Scott Stossel.
* [http://www.prospect.org "The American Prospect" website]
* [http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?name=About+Us§ion=root History and Mission]
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