Sasha Abramsky & Robin Blackburn | The House of Twenty Thousand Books

After chronicling The American Way of Poverty and writing on politics at home and abroad for the New Yorker, Atlantic, Village Voice, and many others, Sasha Abramsky turns his keen eye on his own grandfather in The House of Twenty Thousand Books. A Jewish historian, a socialist, a collector (hence the pentadactylic hoard of the title), Chimen Abramsky’s long life in the short twentieth century (and into the twenty-first) is vividly chronicled and analyzed by Sasha in this tale of a lost leftist.

Sasha is joined in conversation by Robin Blackburn, former editor of the New Left Review and professor at the New School and the University of Essex.