The New American

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The New American
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EditorGary Benoit
CategoriesEditorial magazine
FrequencySemimonthly
PublisherDennis Behreandt
Total circulation
(2014)
17,054[1]
First issueSeptember 30, 1985
CompanyAmerican Opinion Publishing Inc.
CountryUnited States
Based inAppleton, Wisconsin
LanguageEnglish
Websitethenewamerican.com Edit this at Wikidata
ISSN0885-6540

The New American (TNA) is a right-wing print magazine published twice a month and a digital news source published daily online by American Opinion Publishing Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the John Birch Society.[2][3] The magazine was created in 1985 from the merger of two JBS publications: American Opinion and The Review of the News.

History[edit]

In 1956, before his foundation of the John Birch Society two years later, Robert W. Welch Jr. created his first publication, a monthly entitled One Man's Opinion, which became known two years later as American Opinion. Additionally, in 1965, he established a JBS affiliated publication known as The Review of the News, which was intended for a larger readership and covered news.

In September 1985, American Opinion was merged with The Review of the News to create The New American, with the aim of attracting a readership large enough to "make the saving of our country possible."[4] The magazine's name was inspired by Robert Welch's "New Americanism" essay.[5] It was first headquartered in Belmont, Massachusetts.

In 2007, TNA published a special issue devoted to opposing a North American Union; approximately 500,000 copies were distributed.[6]

In September 2019, during the Trump–Ukraine scandal, Hunter Biden's Wikipedia article included claims about his business dealings in Ukraine and his father Joe Biden's motivations for going after a Ukrainian prosecutor; the claims were sourced to The Epoch Times and The New American.[7]

TNA has described what it sees as American moral decline and threats to the family, including abortion, drugs, homosexuality, crime, violence, teenage pregnancy, teen suicide, feminism, and pornography.[8]

Contributors have included Hilaire du Berrier, Samuel Blumenfeld, Larry McDonald, and Ron Paul.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The New American". Wisconsin: American Opinion Publishing Inc. October 1, 2014. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ ISSN 0885-6540 OCLC 12618341
  3. ^ "The New American magazine". OnTheIssues.org. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  4. ^ The New American, January 5, 1987 Letter from the Editor
  5. ^ "The John Birch Society". Wisconsin. October 9, 1985. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ "The North American Union Right-Wing Populist Conspiracism Rebounds". Political Research Associates. March 10, 2008. Retrieved April 22, 2022.
  7. ^ Stanley-Becker, Isaac (September 25, 2019). "Checking the Web on Hunter Biden? A 36-year-old physicist helps decide what you'll see". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved April 16, 2022.
  8. ^ Stewart, Charles J. (2002). "The Master Conspiracy of the John Birch Society: From Communism to the New World Order". Western Journal of Communication. 66 (4): 440. doi:10.1080/10570310209374748. S2CID 145081268. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  9. ^ "The New American 20 years of TRUTH!". Wisconsin: American Opinion Publishing Inc. September 19, 2005. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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