The New American

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The New American
New-American-Review-Logo (1).png
EditorGary Benoit
CategoriesEditorial magazine
PublisherDennis Behreandt
Total circulation
First issueSeptember 30, 1985
CompanyAmerican Opinion Publishing Inc.
CountryUnited States
Based inAppleton, Wisconsin
LanguageEnglish Edit this at Wikidata

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.


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]


  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". 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)

External links[edit]