With this issue the CRIMSON inaugurates a policy of printing a weekly column of book reviews under the title of "The Crimson Bookshelf." This column will consist of two or three leading reviews of some length, written, when practicable, by graduates and men prominently identified with the field dealt with by the book, and brief notes and comment on current literature.
An attempt will be made to note all current works written by Harvard men or dealing with the University. The column will, however, by no means be limited to books of this sort, and, in the longer reviews especially, the CRIMSON plans to deal with publications of general interest to men of broad education.
If this column succeeds in keeping before the eyes of undergraduates important contributions to modern literature, and relieves them of some of the bother connected with plowing through columns of daily papers in order to learn the facts regarding current publications, the editors will feel it is accomplishing the purpose for which it has been instituted.