Public Books unites the best of the university with the openness of the internet.
Public Books began with these precepts: that experts who devote their lives to mastering their subjects need to be heard. That it is desirable for academics to speak to a broader audience, and exciting for readers outside of the academy to debate what scholars have to say. Most importantly, that boundaries between disciplines and ways of knowing deserve to be bridged—and that barriers between the academy and the public deserve to be broken.
At Public Books, academics join with other public scholars, critics, and activists to make the life of the mind a public good.