Saturday, February 07, 2004

The Lunatic Asylum of the Universe

So Kurt Vonnegut author of the classic Slautherhouse-Five, borrowing from Bertrand Russell, calls this world and particularly this country, in an interview with Kilgore Trout a recurring character in several of Vonnegut's novels and stories. In the interview, Vonnegut rants about the "fatal flaw in our Constitution" which is that "only a nut would run for president." Something to keep in mind as we go to our caucuses and primaries.