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Margaret Atwood on Canada, Writing, and Invention (Ep. 65 — Live at Mason)

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Mercatus Center
Apr 24, 2019 · 48 min read

On writing

COWEN: Now, as you know, you’ve written a work for the Future Library called Scribbler Moon, and it won’t be read by anyone else until 2114. Correct?

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If you go in for censorship and shutting people down, the next person that’s going to happen to will be you.

COWEN: Almost two years ago, you wrote that you were not, in every way, considered an entirely proper feminist.

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Any language is a different way of viewing the world. If you only have one way of viewing the world, if you only have one language, you’re missing a lot of possible solutions and approaches that you otherwise would have.

COWEN: Is there, at this point, a plausible scenario where Quebec leaves Canada?

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Q&A

ATWOOD: So now you have to edit that, right? You have to edit it and make it into a podcast. Or do you just run the whole thing?

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Mercatus Center

Written by

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas.

Conversations with Tyler

A podcast in which esteemed economist Tyler Cowen engages with today's most underrated thinkers in wide-ranging explorations of their work, the world, and everything in between.

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