David Foster Wallace on 9-11, Terrorism
September 12, 2010 2:20 PM Subscribe
"Is this thought experiment monstrous?
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Would it be monstrous to refer to the 40,000-plus domestic highway deaths we accept each year because the mobility and autonomy of the car are evidently worth that high price?" In 2007 David Foster Wallace invited readers to a series of thought experiments in a short piece.
Today is the two year anniversary of his death. Yesterday was a better known anniversary of another tragedy.