Every once in a while, to get to see the man again, and not just reading his articles, to see him in person, up close and personal, as the title indicates—for most of us who have known him through his articles and talks, especially seeing him in his age being in good shape and good frame of mind. And especially for people who meet him for the first time, to see and hear from him in person, where he comes from and how many years he’s been through this struggle. And as Cornel West has said, he’s a long-distance runner in this and not has given up and turned the opposite way, which a lot of people have given up on revolution. So, it’s good really for what these interviews are all about and hopefully there’ll be more of it in the future.

From a Kurdish immigrant from Iran