When Slate launched in June 1996, the web was a novelty and internet journalism scarcely existed. In the decade since, Slate has emerged as the most important new magazine of its generation. It has shaped how Americans think about politics, media, and culture, published some of the most exciting writers around, and pioneered an entirely original kind of journalism.
The Best of Slate captures the magazine's funny, conversational style, its extraordinary variety, and its provocative intellectual fierceness. The anthology will collect more than 60 pieces from the magazine's including articles by Michael Lewis, Jeffrey Goldberg, Christopher Hitchens, Jack Shafer, Dahlia Lithwick, Marjorie Williams, Jeffrey Steingarten, and Atul Gawande. Slate founding editor Michael Kinsley contributes an opening essay on Slate's history, and current Slate editor Jacob Weisberg contributes the introduction.
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