I think open letters are a lot like graffiti. They're also an artistic form of public protest. Not only that, but they have about the same amount of power to change the things they're protesting.
Even if a lot of people read and agree with them, somebody from the mass media machine comes along and paints over them the next day, and they disappear. So they're both disappearing art forms. Oh, look I've made a funny.
Back in the old days, sometimes people carried on public conversations through letters to the editor. There was a lot of rebutting going on back then. Our public discourse has been reduced to a media soliloquy parroted by the public.
This page is dedicated to the disappearing art of public proclamation and rebuttal.
An Open Letter to Russell Brand
An Open Letter to Everyone Who Ever Told Me to Go to Hell (I hope your'e happy now.)
Why, Samuel L. Jackson, Why?
An Open Letter To The Tobacco Industry
An Open Letter To Americans
An Open Letter To Larry Tomczak in Response to His Open Letter to Ellen
An Open Letter to Charles Darwin Regarding the Theory of Evolution
An Open Letter From Physical Violence to Humanity
An Open Letter to Saint Cayetano
An Open Letter to Sam Harris
An Open Letter to Yahoo News
An Open Letter to Gorton’s, Trusted Since 1949
A Letter to my Baby Brother