The Commonwealth Magazine

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The Commonwealth is the award-winning magazine of The Commonwealth Club of California.

For more than 80 years, The Commonwealth has included important speeches and debates held at the Club, provided valuable background for the topics discussed in Club proceedings, and previewed the Club's extensive list of upcoming events. The words of speakers like F.D.R., Martin Luther King Jr., Ronald Reagan, Nikita Khrushchev, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and David Brooks have appeared in its pages, along with related articles and interviews.

Members of The Commonwealth Club of California receive The Commonwealth as part of their membership. In addition to their print version of The Commonwealth, members can also read and save the magazine in our new digital format.

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To begin receiving the magazine, join The Commonwealth Club today. If you are a member and would like to be alerted when the new digital version of The Commonwealth is available, subscribe to our free weekly e-mail newsletter—use the "E-mail newsletter" sign-up feature on the left side of our home page. 

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Reach an educated, engaged and sophisticated audience of men and women in the Bay Area. For reader demographics, rates, ad specs, and more, download PDF ad rate sheet.

To advertise, contact Tara Crain, development manager, at (415) 869-5919 or tcrain [at] commonwealthclub [dot] org.

Intern With The Commonwealth

Gain experience in a professional publishing environment, get exposure to the Club's great programs and speakers, learn new skills, and add a valuable internship to your resume. Contact Senior Editor Sonya Abrams at sabrams [at] commonwealthclub [dot] org to learn more.

Contact Us

The Commonwealth (ISSN 0010-3349) is published by The Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Subscription rate of $34 per year is included in annual membership dues. Copyright 2011 by The Commonwealth Club of California.

Delivery problems: (415) 597-6700

Letters to the editors: feedback [at] commonwealthclub [dot] org

Vice President of Media & Editorial, John Zipperer
jzipperer [at] commonwealthclub [dot] org

Senior Editor, Sonya Abrams
sabrams [at] commonwealthclub [dot] org

Designer, Tyler R. Swofford
tswofford [at] commonwealthclub [dot] org

Editorial Policy for Program Transcripts

The Commonwealth seeks to cover a range of programs in each issue. The Commonwealth Club of California is a nonprofit, non-partisan public affairs forum. It hosts a wide range of speakers from many viewpoints, and individual speakers or programs at the Club are not an endorsement of any particular position or organization. Program transcripts and question and answer sessions in the magazine are routinely condensed due to space limitations.

The Commonwealth is printed on recycled paper using soy-based ink.