“For decades, he was Newsweek.” On Peter Goldman:
The writer who gave the knowing, insiderly, vaguely literary and yet unassuming “voice” to Newsweek — and the magazine had a voice, you could hear it as you read it, and that was the point — was the masterly Peter Goldman. He wrote like a dream, digesting all of the reporting files sent to him; finding the juiciest and freshest morsels of news that had not made print elsewhere… Peter would pace the hallways in New York, grave and studious and lost in thought, when he was preparing to write a story. Ben Bradlee, who was a Newsweek D.C. bureau chief before going to The Washington Post, described Peter as a “one man funeral cortege.”
The magazine that has been my home away from home for the last eight-and-a-half years is going out of print.
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