Put This On Season 2, Episode 2: PTO Man: Lewis Lapham

Profile of editor Lewis Lapham from Put This On. Lapham is the publisher of Lapham’s Quarterly, and was the longtime editor of Harper’s. He says that when you’re dressed well, you can engage any subject.

Flaubert, even at his poorest, carried two gold coins in his pocket, to give him “a sense of weight.” For Lapham, a suit gives him this same sense.

From Season 2, Episode 2 of Put This On.