As we conclude our twenty-first year of publication, we would like to answer a question we are often asked: namely, How do we do it? The New Criterion has a tiny staff: how do we manage to bring you some of the freshest, best written, and most illuminating criticism anywhere month after month, year after year? There are two parts to the answer. One is our writers. We are fortunate indeed in having been able to attract such good writers: young, old, and in-between. It is they who fill our pages and make us grateful as much for their engaging prose as for their fructifying insights.
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This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 21 Number 10, on page 3
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