Ageism in the New Yorker

by David Galenson Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago 04.07.2017

In The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik confidently asserts that “lyric poetry is for the young.”

This is incorrect, and it is ageist. Perhaps it is sufficient here to quote from a New Yorker article by Malcolm Gladwell, “Late Bloomers,” October 20, 2008:

Does Adam Gopnik bother to read his own magazine?

Does his editor?

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