I’ve had the good fortune to go to many lectures where Gopnik as led panels, to have read many of his articles, and to consider him a draw in his fields of the same quality of Evgeny Kissin is for the piano. He’s recently published a new book “A Thousand Small Sanities,” which is nominally political in the general sense, but which has a lot to say to all of his. Here’s an interview of the author:
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