Scott Neumyer

205 days ago

Rebecca Solnit: ‘The essay is powerful again. We’re in a golden age’

By her own account, the writer Rebecca Solnit has never been an optimist. But this is not to say that she isn’t hopeful. “An optimist thinks everything will be fine no matter what, and that justifies doing nothing,” she tells me, just back from her early morning row in San Francisco bay.