Here's an impassioned letter that should be widely read at the International Herald Tribune.
I'm only going to quote part of it, but basically, the paper is just too damned expensive, and that's not this readers' main beef however. It is, that by extension, the paper is catering to the jet set upper crust, and that's not him. (NB See earlier postings on Luxury at the IHT).
Anyway, here's his farewell love letter:
"But the last straw was thrown at me a few days ago, when the owner of my regular newsstand told me that, starting tomorrow, the price of a single issue would increase from 2.20€ to 2.50€. This is the combined costs of Le Monde (usually too arrogant for me, but quite good crosswords, albeit in French) and of Libé (the only left-leaning daily left in France)! This raise, together with the new weekend supplement, shows you’re increasingly catering to the upper crust and the jet set. I am not part of either, so it is time for us to part."
Someone sell this man a subscription.
But he raises an interesting strategic question. Are the IHT intentionally going for the upper crust and the jet set intentionally and if Miklos has to be kicked aside so be it?
The idea of an intentional strategic decision at the IHT kind of makes this idea suspect but it is interesting.