To the Editors:

Readers who appreciated Benjamin DeMott’s many contributions to The New York Review over the years may be interested to know that the following symposia will take place in his honor at Amherst College on June 1 and 2:

June 1 at 3:00 PM. Education, Educational Reform and the Liberal Arts: A panel with Philip Levine, Anthony Marx, Deborah Meier, and Kim Townsend.

June 2 at 10:00 AM. Social Class and Moral Character in Contemporary American Society: A panel with Norman Birnbaum, Adolph Reed Jr., and Richard Sennett.

Professor David Sofield

Department of English, Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts

This Issue

June 8, 2006