Wachtell thinks “long-form” texts or “lofties” are vitally important in our society for several reasons. First, it is our history. Books are keys to the past. Books are integral in the communication of expertise, creative ideas, and innovations. Simply put, history would be extraordinarily different without books. Secondly, long-form books are a part of our past. Losing these books would take away a huge portion of our past communication. In addition, lofties require a great amount of time, effort, money, and work. “Lofty ideas do not come cheap” (3).