May 15, 1998
Book Reviews in Scholarly Journals
To the Editor:
As co-editors of Contemporary Sociology, a journal published by the American Sociological Association, and the target of criticism in Alan Wolfe's essay "The Solemn Responsibilities of Book Reviewing" (Opinion, April 24), we feel impelled to address the serious issues raised in his article.
Any reasonable person agrees that book reviews must be fair. The book's argument must be