Jonathan Franzen is for the Occupy Wall Street protests. In fact, the celebrated novelist is for just about any action that "revives a conversation about economic disparities, and how utterly shafted the middle class is." In a packed session at the New Yorker Festival on Saturday, Franzen elaborated on his politics, his meeting with President Obama, the accomplishments of Richard Nixon, and, of course, several more literary topics. MORE...Howie P.S.: Ari says Franzen is one "of Obama's favorite novelists."
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Ari Melber: "Jonathan Franzen on Occupy Wall Street, Obama, Nixon, HBO Corrections Series and, yes, Oprah"
Ari Melber (The Nation):