“He was a man. Take him for all in all. I shall not look upon his like again.”

Contemplating a world without Susan Sontag (1933-2004), Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011), and now Gore Vidal (1925-2012) in it….

Is this merely the death of the thoughtful, or is it the death of thought itself?

Who are the supremely literate, astonishingly eloquent polymaths and unabashed intellectuals born in or since the second half of the Baby Boom?

I’m having trouble coming up with a single name….


Posted on 1 August 2012, in Write ... che ti passa. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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