A conversation on counterculture with Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye and Sean Wilentz.
Bernard-Henri Lévy writes to an unlikely hero: his teacher at the École Normale Superieure, Jean Deprun.
Aykan Erdemir writes to his teacher, Nalan Göker, who taught him about rules and when to break them.
Leon Wieseltier on his first encounter with philosophy in a small Brooklyn delicatessen.
Kishore Mahbubani writes a letter to his teacher, the Singaporean statesman S. Rajaratnam.
Colm Tóibín on Europe, the powerlessness of the European institutions and what it means to be European.
Heller on what great works she would have her students read, see and listen to in her ideal school curriculum.
Zamoyski writes to his history teacher, who awakened in him ‘a fascination with objects which could help one penetrate the past.’
‘Any future revolution in the Arab-Muslim world must be humanist in nature.’