The Quiet Rise of the Conversational Essay

Why this essay type should be taught in schools

Philip Dhingra
Mar 9, 2019 · 3 min read
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The most important essay type today is the “conversational essay,” and yet nobody talks about it, nor do they teach it in schools. This idea came to me when I realized that all of the writing that I pay for is composed of conversational essays. One is Stratechery, a business blog. Another is Slate Star Codex, for…