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Adam Gopnik

Adam Gopnik’s Plaint: A Philosophy of What History Isn’t

Writing for The New Yorker in a piece published this morning, Adam Gopnik asks “Does It Help To Know History?” I love it when these kinds of big philosophical questions are posed in highly public fora. Let’s analyze Gopnik’s answer—paragraph by paragraph (don’t worry, it’s only eight paragraphs long). Gopnik’s opening (bolds mine): Read more