Milan Kundera

Ezra Klein: "The Unbearable Lightness of Being is something like 65% of the greatest book ever written and 35% of something you wrote for a freshman philosophy class and are now embarrassed of." And yet, in my view The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is like this but even more so. What's more, I think the whole kitsch business from Lightness of Being has been given new relevance by the Bush years, Fox News, etc. -- freedom fries, freedom isn't free, etc.