(The rather lengthy post below is a paper UD gave a couple of nights ago to the undergraduate Philosophy Club at her university, George Washington.) Brain fade. It's what the novelist Don DeLillo calls the current American tendency to lead an entire life zoned out, comfortably numb, and very, very stupid. Those of you who know DeLillo's novel, White Noise, know that all the professors at the College on the Hill, as it's known, are stupid. All the students are stupid. Pretty much everyone in the book is stupid.
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