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Mearsheimer’s Principle

To the editors: In “Woman With a Past” (Hot Type, December 13), Michael Miner told of the charge of anti-Semitism having been leveled against Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, a German citizen and visiting professor at the University of Chicago, for writings she produced when a young woman in Hitler’s Germany back in the late 1930s and early […]

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Our War-Mongering Media

To the editors: In “Media for War?” (Hot Type, February 22), Michael Miner told of a letter he had received from an unnamed correspondent who complained to him that U.S. media coverage of the gulf war has been “prowar,” and that Miner should therefore use his Hot Type forum to criticize this bias. “The fact […]

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Don’t Apologize!

To the editors: “As much as we hate to grind one ax two weeks in a row,” Michael Miner said apologetically in “Trial by Georgie” [Hot Type, January 12], “we feel compelled to respond to last Sunday’s column by Clarence Page.” Pardon me for mentioning it, but I thought Michael Miner was a media critic? […]

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What’s Wrong With Chicago Magazines?

To the editors: Michael Miner’s “Does the Tribune Love Its Free-lancers?” (Hot Type, August 11) asked an important question: Why can’t Chicago sustain its magazines? It is doubly important because it appears that Chicago is having a hard enough time sustaining two newspapers whose faculties of social judgment are almost identical. If, for whatever reason, […]