Andrei Codrescu is a Romanian-American poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and commentator for NPR. His droll reflections on America and the world delighted audiences with their humor and insight.
Codrescu spoke to KUOW’s Ross Reynolds in 1994 about his film "Road Scholar" a documentary about driving across America in a red Cadillac, encountering the devastation of Detroit and the remnants of the 1960s hippie culture.
“America has this uncanny ability to sustain paradox," he said. "In Europe, we’d be tearing ourselves apart.”