An hour of listening to Stephen Kotkin provides more insight than is contained in the average big fat book. So here he is answering five questions that Peter Robinson had for him —
- what Xi Jinping, the president of China believes;
- what Vladimir Putin believes;
- whether nuclear weapons are a deterrent in the 21st century;
- the chances of another American renewal;
- and Kotkin’s rational basis for loving the United States.
By the way, the picture at the top of this post is not a young Stephen Kotkin. That picture is of the actor Joe Pesci. You wonder why. Wonder no more. It’s just that Kotkin sounds like Pesci. Here listen:
My Cousin Vinny is a favorite movie. Worth a few viewings.
4 thoughts on “5 Questions for Stephen Kotkin”
Easily one of the best videos I have watched in recent times. Amazing scholar.
Prabhudesai, did you see the post Comrade Nehru and Comrade Stalin? There’s Kotkin in conversation with Peter Robinson.
I would like your thoughts on The Godfather 1 and 2 films please
I like the books and love the movies. I occasionally watch them. Always learn something new. It is hard to believe that Godfather Part one was made 50 years ago. Here’s a March 1997 article from the New Yorker which is worth a look.