This Week at Persuasion
How Political Should Literature Be?
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Does Literature Have to Be Political?
Darin Strauss hosted a series of two book clubs on this important question.
In the first session, we discussed essays on the topic by authors ranging from George Orwell to Milan Kundera.
In the second session, we read his new and proudly apolitical book, The Queen of Tuesday: A Lucille Ball Story.
In Case You Missed It…
Last Sunday, Martin Gurri and Cathy O’Neill joined Persuasion for a debate on whether tech is changing the world for better or worse.
Michael Walzer and Norm Ornstein debate whether or not Donald Trump should be prosecuted after the election.
Coleman Hughes argues for “A Better Anti-Racism.”
Justin E. H. Smith makes the case for the “The Joy of Appropriation.”
Sally Satel argues that doctors should not pretend that they are experts in how society should be run.