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Virginia Postrel

Author And Columnist, Visiting Fellow, Smith Institute For Political Economy And Philosophy, Chapman University
Chapman University

Virginia Postrel is a Los Angeles-based writer, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, and a visiting fellow at the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy at Chapman University. She is particularly interested in the intersection of commerce, culture, and technology. She also writes frequently about housing and urban issues.

Her latest book is The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World. Her previous books include The Power of Glamour, The Substance of Style, and The Future and Its Enemies. During her research for The Fabric of Civilization, she learned to weave and is now the program co-chair for the Southern California Handweavers' Guild.

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