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The New American

The New American
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EditorGary Benoit
CategoriesEditorial magazine
FrequencyTwice a month
Total circulation
(October 2014)
First issueSeptember 30, 1985
CompanyAmerican Opinion Publishing Inc.
CountryUnited States
Based inAppleton, Wisconsin

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.[2][3][4][5] 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."[6] The magazine's name was inspired by Robert Welch's "New Americanism" essay.[7]

Contributors have included Hilaire du Berrier, Samuel Blumenfeld, Larry McDonald, and Ron Paul.[8]

The print version of the magazine is available to subscribers, but publishes free daily content online.[9]


  1. ^ "The New American". Wisconsin: American Opinion Publishing Inc. October 1, 2014. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ Blumenthal, Max (2010). Republican Gomorrah : inside the movement that shattered the party. New York, NY: Nation Books. p. 332. ISBN 1568584172. 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.
  3. ^ Eatwell, Roger (2004), "Introduction: The new extreme right challenge", Western Democracies and The New Extreme Right challenge, Routledge, p. 7, ISBN 9781134201570
    Potok, Mark (2004), "The American radical right: The 1990s and beyond", Western Democracies and The New Extreme Right challenge, Routledge, p. 43, ISBN 9781134201570
  4. ^ Bernstein, Richard (May 21, 2007). "The JFK assassination and a '60s leftist prism Letter from America". International Herald Tribune. Paris. p. 2.
    Jordan, Ida Kay (August 26, 2001). "Voters Admired N.C. Senator's Independent Streak, Southern Charm". The Virginian-Pilot. Norfolk, Va. p. J.1.
    Brinkley, Douglas (February 10, 1997). "The Right Choice for the C.I.A.". The New York Times. p. A.15.
  5. ^ Webb, Clive. Rabble rousers: the American far right in the civil rights era. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2010 ISBN 0820327646 p. 10
  6. ^ The New American, January 5, 1987 Letter from the Editor
  7. ^ "The John Birch Society". Wisconsin. October 9, 1985. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ "The New American 20 years of TRUTH!". Wisconsin: American Opinion Publishing Inc. September 19, 2005. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  9. ^ "The New American". Wisconsin: American Opinion Publishing Inc. September 19, 2005. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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