“I grew up always with that sort of sense of there is something fungible about the way society and politics works and that there are forces that can shift things very quickly, or even slowly, but in dramatic ways. And so, that’s been a real curiosity of mine.” Gal Beckerman discusses his new book The Quiet Before: On the Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas with host J.T. Ellison on NPT’s A Word on Words.
Gal Beckerman Recommends
Lives Other Than My Own, by Emmanuel Carrère
Go, Went, Gone, by Jenny Erpenbeck
King Leopold’s Ghost, by Adam Hochschild