Ultimately, the antipolitics of fear would deprive the person of his status as a political, even a social being.
April 5, 2010
Boston-New York is the best rivalry going because Boston’s quest to win a championship is the best story.
Our future, like our past, may be virtually free of oil, and global culture, and many of the social safeguards we enjoy.
Like Oedipus, we flout the warning, and we’ll act surprised, even outraged, when we find out what we’ve done.
Wallace’s opus now looks like the central American novel of the past thirty years, a dense star for lesser work to orbit.