"Don't you see the rest of the country looks upon New York like we're left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers? I-I-I-I think of us that way sometimes and I live here."
-- Woody Allen, Annie Hall
Your correspondent, when in the UK, rarely misses an issue of The Spectator, one of the best-edited magazines in the world. For the same reason, he rarely reads the Spectator Australia, which is a bit of a ratty spite slum, marketed at $9.90 an issue, and, I'm told, struggling to keep weekly sales in the four figures (one is reminded that, in the 1950s, the CIA had to tell the editors of Quadrant, its Australian front publication, to be less political -- pointing out that they were meant to be a cultural magazine, giving the appearance of disinterested inquiry. Plus ca change).