In response to:
The Lessons of Spinoza from the April 12, 2007 issue
To the Editors:
In my review of Rebecca Goldstein’s Betraying Spinoza in the April 12 issue [“The Lessons of Spinoza”] I noted that she wrongly dated Spinoza’s excommunication as having taken place in 1646 instead of 1656; but since in several other places in her book she gives the correct date, the error was clearly a misprint.
Princeton, New Jersey
April 26, 2007