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A Note from Executive Editor Isaac Chotiner

Dear Reader,

When we launched The Book more than one year ago our ambition was to bring thoughtful analysis and literary criticism to the web. Since we began, we’ve published hundreds of incisive and lengthy reviews by journalists, scholars, and intellectuals including Leon Wieseltier, Jed Perl, Sean Wilentz, David Thomson, Richard Posner, Timothy Snyder, Simon Johnson, Nicholas Carr, Edward Glaeser, Howard Jacobson, Peter Bergen, Christine Stansell, Ruth Franklin, Nathan Glazer, Alan Wolfe, and Todd Gitlin. We’ve offered these important reviews to our readers free of charge.  

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Best regards,

Isaac Chotiner