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Is Amazon the Reader's Friend? - Liveblog

Is Amazon the Reader's Friend? - Liveblog

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I took a wrong turn on the subway and reached Brooklyn before I realized I was a long way from the Kaufman Center in Manhattan. I arrived late at the Intelligence Squared debate on the resolution '€œAmazon is the Reader'€™s Friend.'€

We are now into questions from the audience. It'€™s been a fantastic discussion, organized in classic debate style with some innovations introduced by the steady, savvy moderator, John Donvan.

Arguing for the resolution are author Joe Konrath and journalist Matthew Yglesias. Arguing against are author Scott Turow and Franklin Foer, former editor of The New Republic. Here'€™s what'€™s happening'€¦