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Short and Successful

Adam Gopnik thinks there is a simple reason for the recent findings that short men enjoy stable marriages. It is not that they are desperate to please, but are desperate to prevail.

Adam Gopnik thinks there's a simple reason for the recent findings that short men enjoy stable marriages. It's not that they are desperate to please, but are desperate to prevail. "In every area of life, we underrate the merits of desperation, and persistently overrate the advantages of free choice."

Producer: Sheila Cook.

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Sun 5 Oct 2014 08:48

A Point of View: Why short men make better husbands

A Point of View: Why short men make better husbands

Short men make better husbands, and make up in wisdom what they lack in stature, says self-confessed small man, Adam Gopnik.

Read Adam Gopnik's article on the BBC News website

 

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