The hugely influential New York Times Book Review has a new editor, Pamela Paul. Will Ms. Paul sympathize with, and promote, the democratization of the literary art?
The answer is no, based on an article she wrote a few years ago sympathizing with the plight of America’s privileged:
The lower classes are not even an afterthought in Pamela Paul’s world.
Pamela Paul herself is an Ivy Leaguer, a Brown University grad, and has led quite the charmed literary life, according to her own bio:
Does anything ever change in the elite New York literary world?
The system is incapable of reforming itself. The only solution is to knock it down and start over.