A Mad, Mad World Redux

On October 24th, Erik Wemple of The Washington Post wrote a column criticizing The Atlantic for its decision to publish my article, “The Mad, Mad World of Niche Sports Among Ivy League-Obsessed Parents.”

In assailing The Atlantic for giving me a platform, he cited my journalistic malpractice as an associate editor at The New Republic in Washington, D.C. in the mid-1990s. (I was in my early 20s at the time, writing under my maiden name, Ruth Shalit.)

In his Oct. 24th column and a second on Oct. 30th, Wemple outlined in great detail his doubts…

Ruth S. Barrett

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