Bret Stephens' Debut Column in the NYT Created Controversy. Was That the Point?

When the Times announced his hire, critics denounced his position on climate change, which is exactly what he chose to write about

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Going by stated intent, the reason behind the increasingly controversial decision by The New York Times to hire Bret Stephens as a columnist was to “broaden the range of Times debate about consequential questions,” as editorial page editor James Bennet described it in a memo about the hire.

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