The Really Rather Remarkable David Remnick, on Russia

27 Nov ’07

Ever since I read the remarkable Lenin’s Tomb, David Remnick has been an intellectual hero for me, and it’s with great pleasure now that every week I enjoy The New Yorker, so wonderfully rejuvenated under his stewardship. It helped, perhaps, that I read that book while working in Budapest, just a few years after the wall came down, but I will never forget the sense of immersion that he created. What a pleasure then, to learn via Eat The Press (Rachel, you made my week) of NBC’s great interview with him on what is happening now in Russia, and why we ought to care (and peripherally, I suppose, why it’s too late to do anything about it). This is a rare treat indeed.

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