Why Ta-Nehisi Coates is hopeful from The Ezra Klein ShowListen to The Ezra Klein Show episodes free, on demand. The first question I asked Ta-Nehisi Coates, in this episode, was broad: What does he see right now, as he looks out at the country? “I can't believe I'm gonna say this,” he replied, “but I see hope. I see progress right now.”Coates is the author of the National Book Award-winner Between the World and Me and The Water Dancer, among others. We discuss how this moment differs from 1968, the tension between “law” and “order,” the contested legacy of MLK, Trump's view of the presidency, police abolition, why we need to renegotiate the idea of “the public,” how the consensus on criminal justice has shifted, what Joe Biden represents, the proper role of the state, the poetry Coates recommends, and much more. But there’s one thread of this conversation, in particular, that I haven’t been able to put down: There is now, as there always is amidst protests, a loud call for the protesters to follow the principles of nonviolence. And that call, as Coates says, comes from people who neither practice nor heed nonviolence in their own lives. But what if we turned that conversation around: What would it mean to build the state around principles of nonviolence, rather than reserving that exacting standard for those harmed by the state?Book recommendations: Punishment and Inequality in America by Bruce WesternMarked: Race, Crime, and Finding Work in an Era of Mass Incarceration by Devah PagerThe Country Between Us by Carolyn ForcheWant to contact the show? Reach out at ezrakleinshow@vox.comPlease consider making a contribution to Vox to support this show: bit.ly/givepodcasts Your support will help us keep having ambitious conversations about big ideas.New to the show? Want to check out Ezra’s favorite episodes? Check out the Ezra Klein Show beginner’s guide (http://bit.ly/EKSbeginhere)Credits:Editor - Jackson BierfeldtResearcher - Roge Karma Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices. The easiest way to listen to podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, smart speaker – and even in your car. For free. Bonus and ad-free content available with Stitcher Premium.
LRB Screen at Home: Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor present 'Further Beyond'Join us here at 7pm (UK time) on Wednesday 3 June for a live discussion between Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor about their film, 'Further Beyond', hosted by Gareth Evans. Watch past livestreams in this series: Adrian Heathfield and Hugo Glendinning on 'Transfigured Night': https://youtu.be/ac_QM2tqP1s Chiara Ambrosio on 'The Ghost Frequency': https://youtu.be/XJaH5j2BVwo Ben Rivers on ‘Two Years at Sea’: https://youtu.be/uYzERFwYeOM Mania Akbari and Mark Cousins on ‘Life May Be’: https://youtu.be/jbDqCNh2zv0 Andrew Kötting and Iain Sinclair on ‘The Whalebone Box’: https://youtu.be/IKA272zRrdk Andrea Luka Zimmerman on ‘Here for Life’: https://youtu.be/CwFZYCNo30c ABOUT THE LONDON REVIEW BOOKSHOP Located in the heart of Bloomsbury, just a Rosetta Stone’s throw from the British Museum, the London Review Bookshop has established itself as an essential part of the capital’s cultural life. Opened in 2003 by the London Review of Books, it’s a place for people who love books to meet, talk, drink excellent tea and coffee, consume delicious cake, and of course, browse. Our selection of more than 20,000 titles ranges from the classics of world literature to the cutting edge of contemporary fiction and poetry, not forgetting a copious display of history, politics, philosophy, cookery, essays and children’s books. And our lovely shop, designed by Amanda Culpin of utility provides the perfect setting in which to explore them all. THE CAKE SHOP Surrounded by books and fragrant with tea, the London Review Cake Shop is the modern answer to London’s long-lost literary coffee-houses. Accessed through the Bookshop via a corridor in the history section, the Cake Shop offers a small but vibrant menu, a wide selection of fine teas and a superior espresso. Above all, it provides a haven for reading and reflection. The London Review Bookshop and Cake Shop are open Monday- Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6.30 p.m. The Bookshop is also open on Sunday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. 14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL. Tel. 020 7269 9045