Feb 29, 2008

Unwritten essays

Thesis 1: The advent of online suicide -- 1, 2, & 3 -- expresses the tragic human need to be watched, and how the public now fills the pathological place of God.

Thesis 2: The death of William F. Buckley Jr., reveals the really baffling fact that American conservatism began and ended in the second half of the 20th century and was, apparently, just the brief union of a mess of ideas.

Thesis 3: (Reading, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) What is the connection between our love of and identification with idiot savants like Christopher Boone, Forest Gump, Rain Man, etc. etc., American political and religious ideals, and hysterical realism?