Adam Gopnik - A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism — in conversation with Andrew Sullivan

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A staff writer at The New Yorker since 1986, Gopnik has become one of today’s leading cultural critics. His commentary, essays, and bestselling books--Paris to the Moon, Angels and Ages, Through the Childrens’ Gate, and others—have won numerous awards. In his latest work Gopnik draws on thinkers such as Mill and Montaigne, as well as the leaders of the civil rights movement, for a deeply considered and well-reasoned defense of liberalism. Defining liberalism as the search for radical change by humane measures, he argues that it’s much more than political centrism or a platform for free markets. Approaching it through the lives of people who have experienced it as a great moral adventure, Gopnik takes liberalism beyond political theory and shows why it’s our best protection from authoritarianism.

Gopnik will be in conversation with Andrew Sullivan, a conservative political commentator, former editor of The New Republic, and the author or editor of six books.


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ISBN: 9781541699366
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Published: Basic Books - May 14th, 2019

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