Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith’s most recent novel is NW.

  • The North West London Blues

    June 2, 2012

    I don’t think the argument in favor of libraries is especially ideological or ethical. I would even agree with those who say it’s not especially logical. I think for most people it’s emotional. Not logos or ethos but pathos. This is not a denigration: emotion also has a place in public policy. We’re humans, not robots.