When this blog first came to life, I followed the (smart) advice of Andrew Sullivan and chose not to have comments, because comments sections, particularly on blogs that cover subjects I cover, tend to become pretty sewerish. On the other hand, there are many thoughtful Goldblog readers who e-mail me regularly with smart observations, and I only share a tiny portion of those thoughts with readers, so it seemed to me that this was a way of bringing this crew of people into the conversation. But we'll see -- if the blog gets clogged by the rantings of angry Semites and angry anti-Semites, we'll revisit this decision. But in the meantime -- and this means you, loyal Goldblog readers -- please register, if you aren't already commenting elsewhere on TheAtlantic.com, and please comment away.
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