The Book is a new online venture founded by Leon Wieseltier, the longtime editor of the literary section of the New Republic. The New Republic has always been the top place for book reviews in my opinion—less ideologically predictable than the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books, less eccentric than TLS, and (vastly) more sophisticated than the Times Book Review. I hope The Book carries on this tradition. Here is its agenda, written by Isaac Chotiner, its executive editor. I have a review in the first “issue” (?—what is the correct word here?)—on a political scientist’s defense of Justice Kennedy.