EUTHANASIA: H.D. Miller writes of three “elderly elderly gentlemen [who] should be put to sleep”.
Jimmy Breslin is one of them. Read the article in full that Miller links to–it’s jaw-dropping in its insensitivity and lack of diversity and open-mindedness.
On the other hand, Tom Wolfe, a contemporary of Miller’s three stooges (and one of my all time heroes as a writer and social commentator), sounds remarkably fresh and vibrant, as usual.
Wolfe’s ongoing commitment to new journalism requires that he do at least some reporting (interviewing, visiting locations, researching, etc.), even for his fiction. Maybe that’s kept him more in touch with reality than some of his peers.