Today on Leonard Lopate at Large, Michael Greenberg discusses the NYRB series and the latest major developments in California’s political realm. “A kindling sense of apocalypse is business as usual for Californians, who live almost nonchalantly with impending doom,” read the opening lines of “California: The State of Resistance” the second of a two-part New York Review of Books series on the politics of the state by Michael Greenberg.
“Wildfires eat up the landscape, roar into the cities, drop tons of choking ash in the mountain-locked valleys. Mudslides come in winter and spring. Underfoot is the constant threat of “the big one,” the earthquake that will end everything in a few minutes.”