A Point of View

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A weekly reflection on a topical issue.

A Study in Improbability Aug. 13, 2021

Adam Gopnik reflects on the ever-increasing accessibility of the past. He ponders what effect it has when "everything in the world that we can ever remember, everything that has accidentally haunted our imaginations for even a moment" is available online. Producer: Adele Armstrong

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