|Frequency||Twice a month|
|First issue||September 30, 1985|
|Company||American Opinion Publishing Inc.|
|Based in||Appleton, Wisconsin|
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The New American (TNA) is a far-right print magazine published twice a month by American Opinion Publishing Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the John Birch Society (JBS), a far-right organization. The magazine was created in 1985 from the merger of two JBS magazines: 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." The magazine's name was inspired by Robert Welch's "New Americanism" essay.
The print version of the magazine is available to subscribers, but publishes free daily content online.
Skousen's vocal support for the Far-right John Birch Society's claim that communists controlled President Dwight Eisenhower cost him the support of the corporate backers who had paid for his Red-bashing lecture tours.