buyouts and firings

Richard Rodriguez:

Something funny I have noticed, perhaps you have noticed it, too.

We will end up with one and a half cities in America—Washington, D.C., and American Idol.

We will all live in Washington, D.C., where the conversation is a droning, never advancing, debate between “conservatives” and “liberals.” We will not read about newlyweds. We will not read about the death of salesmen. We will not read about prize Holsteins or new novels. We are a nation dismantling the structures of intellectual property and all critical apparatus.

An obituary does not propose a solution.