I was delighted to read the first part of the Wohlforth series (“Alaska’s Endless Fiscal Crisis,” Oct. 14), which introduced some necessary background to understanding where we stand today in our budget difficulties. So many Alaskans are new to the state since the start of our oil wealth and have no idea of what lies behind today’s status and choices.
Wohlforth is a superb researcher and writer, and his knowledge of history and policy is well-grounded. So I am saddened that the very substantive Parts 2-4 of the series are only being published online. Online is not as conducive to attention, comprehension and live discussions as actual newspaper print. Surely there’s room in your printed pages for this very significant contribution to our public discourse. I urge you to find that space that today’s Alaskans can learn together about our past, for making reasoned policy choices in the future.
— Nancy Lord
Have something on your mind? Send to firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to submit via any web browser. Letters under 200 words have the best chance of being published. Writers should disclose any personal or professional connections with the subjects of their letters. Letters are edited for accuracy, clarity and length.