Mr Bennet is one critical reason I came to the Atlantic (Mr Bradley was the other). I've known James for over twenty years when we worked together and had a blast at TNR. It's extremely rare that such a decent person and under-stated personality gets prizes - because prizes tend to go to the brash and self-promoting. But Ad Age has just named James Editor Of The Year for what he has accomplished in such a short period of time in his job. His team - Scott, James, Maria, Don - shares the honor, but he largely picked his team. I'm proud and extremely lucky to be on it. Fallows led the tributes. I have one word to say: Subscribe!

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