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Since 2019, the MIT Press Reader has drawn on the MIT Press’s rich archive and family of distinguished authors to produce thought-provoking excerpts, interviews, and other original works by Press-affiliated authors, past and present. In a landscape marked by rampant misinformation, The Reader promises to deliver insightful and compelling articles across subjects that range from the cultural and the historical to the scientific and the technical. Our stories are written for the general public but backed by academic rigor.

We aim to illuminate the bold ideas and voices that make up the Press’s expansive catalog, to revisit overlooked passages, and to dive into the stories that inspired the books.


The MIT Press Reader is a non-profit magazine and completely free to enjoy. Most of our stories are available for syndication. If you’re interested in republishing one of them, or if you have other questions regarding The Reader, please contact Anar Badalov.

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