Vonnegut, in these times

From a transcript of a conversation Kurt Vonnegut said he had “with the out-of-print science fiction writer Kilgore Trout”:

TROUT Did you watch the State of the Union address?

KV Yes, and it certainly helped to remember what the late British philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell called this planet.

TROUT Which was?

KV “The lunatic asylum of the Universe.”

(Thanks to Emma for the link.)

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