DAVID LEONHARDT talks to Jeff Schechtman about his interivew with President Obama

May 1st, 2009

It's impossible to emphasize enough how different our current President is from the last one. Regardless of policy, simply the ability to see the nation and the world through the lens of big ideas, and understand that we are "not in Kansas anymore." That modernity, technology and the economic and social crises we face have put us at some kind of inflection point in the nation's history. Obama touches on all of this, in a wide ranging fifty-minute interview with New York Times economics correspondent David Leonhardt. That interview appears as the cover story in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine. My conversation with David Leonhardt about his impressions from that Obama interview: