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A Year of Great Books | About The Brothers Karamazov

What follows is a discussion about Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, the final selection in *Slate’s Year of Great Books. Books and culture columnist Laura Miller reflects on her reading with John Dickerson, the host of CBS’s Face the Nation and panelist on the Slate* Political Gabfest.

They talk about the experience of reading the novel after the surprising results of the Nov. 8 presidential election and about the world-upending questions being debated in Russia and the world during Dostoevsky’s life. Laura and John also assess “The Grand Inquisitor,” the novel’s lack of a clear main character, and its lessons about God and rationality.

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