Adam Gopnik has always been one of my favorite New Yorker writers. Most of the topics he writes about are interesting, and I always learn something. He consistently manages to make topics easy to relate to, which is a real gift. But I think the main reason I enjoy his work is that it always creates a subtle atmosphere of good will, a sense that he as the writer is in all this with you, whatever "all this" happens to be. This is a snippet from a recent article Gopnik did on languages in the May 26, 2014 issue of The New Yorker:
It's a good thought to keep in mind when you write to educate or persuade others.
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