To whom it may concern

To whom it may concern:

The open letter is a classic epistolary form addressed to a broad public. The famous epistles known as Christian scriptures are based on Paul’s letters to various congregations in cities. Corinthians is simply Paul’s letter to the Christians of Corinth after his visit. 

A letter to a dictator, a repressive regime, a corporation or some other soulless entity is a sort of open letter: it addresses itself to a particular powerful entity while also attempting to speak more broadly and critically. George Saunders wrote a short story titled “I Can Speak”, which taps into the capitalist correspondence of ad-culture and customer service by interposing the corporation, the producer of this talking doll, as the speaker. It’s funny and terrifying–like humanity.