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The New Criterion

The proprietor of A Superfluous Man has belatedly learned and with great sadness the news that Hilton Kramer, founding editor of The New Criterion, passed away on March 27 at the age of 84.

The New Criterion has posted a list of Internet remembrances of the great Mr. Kramer, who left the New York Times in 1982 to found the publication with which his name will forever be associated. The May issue will apparently be devoted entirely to celebrating Mr. Kramer’s legacy.

The New Criterion, of course, will continue under the leadership of Roger Kimball, so there is no fear that we will lose a journal that The Times Literary Supplement once called “more consistently worth reading than any other magazine in English.”