The Politics of Book Reviews

To the Editor:

Alan Wolfe cited my Atlantic Monthly review of Deborah Rhode's Speaking of Sex: The Denial of Gender Inequality as a prime example of ideologically biased reviewing, in which "the book's flaws are not nearly as important as the book's politics" ("The Solemn Responsibilities of Book Reviewing," Opinion, April 24). His evidence? I noted that Rhode's book contained few surprises, but I