IT’S SUBSCRIPTION WEEK!….Yep, it’s that time of year again. In the past I’ve always struggled to figure out how to convince more of you to subscribe to the print magazine, so this time I’m going to take the direct route: the reason you should subscribe is because we break a lot of stories before they hit other people’s radar screens. If you read them, you’ll be ahead of the curve and probably a hit at cocktail parties as well. Here’s the kind of thing I’m talking about:

“The object of our policy has to be to get our little white asses out of there as soon as possible,” another working-group participant told me. To do that, he said, Baker must confront the president “like the way a family confronts an alcoholic. You bring everyone in, and you say, ‘Look, my friend, it’s time to change.’”

The “working group” in question was the Baker-Hamilton group, and it was the subject of “A Higher Power,” a piece that Bob Dreyfuss wrote for us back in the summer of 2006. At the time it had gotten a couple of brief mentions in the back pages of the Washington Post and that was about it. But if you had subscribed to the Monthly you would have known all about it months before it became the topic ju jour in the blogosphere.

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