Friday, September 7th, 2012
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We Have Lived Long Enough To See An Open Letter To Wikipedia From Philip Roth

"Dear Wikipedia,

I am Philip Roth."

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deepomega (#1,720)

Dear Wikipedia,

What does Hermeneutics mean again?

Aloysius (#1,808)

@deepomega Dammit I am so tired of looking up hermeneutics. I always confuse it with heuristics.

melis (#1,854)

"OCTOROON"

melis (#1,854)

Guys, every day is a gift.

@melis Is it Girl Scout season again already?

jfruh (#713)

Haha, and now there's an entire section in the formerly offending Wikipedia article with (a) cited references to literary critics explaining how the mistake came about and (b) a longish excerpt from the oepn letter in the NYer setting the record straight. The system works! Now if we could only all get open letters in the New Yorker whenever Wikipedia has something wrong, we'll be sitting pretty.

God that is the smuggest, most apoplexy-inducing comment section in America ("I'll take a letter from Phillip Roth any day over Wikipedia" Really? How utterly unique you are! Shine on you crazy diamond!). The Real America at any rate. You know, Manhattan.

freetzy (#7,018)

@My Number Is My Address What kind of a loser would bother commenting on a story anyway?

freetzy (#7,018)

@freetzy Hey, wait a minute…

That letter needed a Spoiler Alert up front…

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