Roger Cohen Meditates on Life, Politics, and How to Rebuild Our Age of Undoing
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now.
In this episode, Andrew talks to the author of An Affirming Flame, Roger Cohen, about the “exquisite torture” of writing and how we can undo what he calls our “Age of Undoing.”
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Roger Cohen is the Paris bureau chief and a former op-ed columnist for The New York Times, where he began working in 1990. He has also worked for the Times as bureau chief in Berlin and in the Balkans, where he covered the Bosnian war and received the Eric and Amy Burger Award from the Overseas Press Club of America. His columns twice won the Society of Publishers in Asia’s Excellence in Opinion Writing Award. He has also worked as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and Reuters. In 2021, he received the Légion d’Honneur from the French Republic for his work over four decades. His previous books include The Girl from Human Street, Soldiers and Slaves, and Hearts Grown Brutal. Born in Britain to South African parents, he is a naturalized American. He lives in Paris.