The Atlantic Community, a project-in-development, is a collaborative weblog and network for research, analysis and commentary on American society and culture. Our aim is to provide a public voice for European scholarship in American Studies, forging stronger communication between the academy and the public on both sides of the Atlantic. This network will be community-driven, responding flexibly to the needs and desires of its users. What you see here now is simply an early stage along the way toward that network. We encourage our readers and our writers to participate in setting the agenda for developing The Atlantic Community’s full potential.