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Editor's Note

CJAS exists in the borderland between academia and journalism, publishing high-quality cultural commentary with a broad audience in mind. Embodied in this goal is the belief that the distance between scholar and journalist is narrowing, as more of the former find an inviting style and more of the latter supplement experiential knowledge with formal credentials. This trend is becoming visible on Op-Ed pages, graduate school campuses, and the shared territory of "New Release" bookstore tables, where writers of both categories contend to report the world. CJAS applauds this blending and seeks to encourage it.

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