The End of the International Herald Tribune

The International Herald Tribune is dead, the victim of the hubris of the New York Times. Of course, we are told, this is just a change of name, a re-branding for a paper which had already become simply the International Edition of the New York Times. That is true. Ever since the Times acquired 100 percent ownership of the International Herald Tribune, known universally by its initials IHT, in 2003, the future had been set for what was at its best a paper which was both truly American and truly international.

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