Q&A with Virginia Postrel

Virginia Postrel, author of The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion, talked about the qualities that make a person… read more

Virginia Postrel, author of The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion, talked about the qualities that make a person or thing “glamorous.” She believes that glamour can often affect the way the public views political figures. She named examples of Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, and Barack Obama, to name a few. She also described the ways that people transform themselves into being glamorous, citing Jacqueline Kennedy as an example who went to great lengths to become a glamorous first lady. She also talked about some of the un-glamorous events that she has gone through, such as donating a kidney to psychiatrist Sally Satel in 2006, and successfully fighting breast cancer in 2007. She said that Washington, D.C., politics had become “nastier and more ritualized” over the past few years. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Q&A with Virginia Postrel

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Mar 2, 2014
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Mar 3, 2014

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  • Mar 02, 2014 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
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