Saturday, April 14, 2007

R.I.P. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.


Rest in peace, Mr. Vonnegut! I'm not a big fiction reader, but I have read most of his books. A World War II vet and decided secular humanist, Mr. Vonnegut belongs to a generation of peace-seeking public intellectuals who are now shouted down and disrespected by America's new ruling class of of chickenhawk pseudo-intellectual pseudo-patriots. We are diminished as a nation every time that someone of Vonnegut's stature dies and every day that someone like George W. Bush lives. "So it goes."

You should check out these posts of Vonnegut mp3s on the WFMU blog, or visit his official site.

3 comments:

Cornplanter said...

I just started re-reading Slaughterhouse to see how different it would be as a guy in his mid-30's vs. an awkward 16 year old with a Smiths obsession. So far it's pretty much the same.

Columbia said...

There is a light that never goes out...

Lisbet said...

Well said.