"The ironic life is certainly a provisional answer to the problems of too much comfort, too much history and too many choices, but it is my firm conviction that this mode of living is not viable and conceals within it many social and political risks. For such a large segment of the population to forfeit its civic voice through the pattern of negation I’ve described is to siphon energy from the cultural reserves of the community at large."

— Posted without irony. But now it feels like that was an ironic statement. I sincerely like this article. Sincerely. Eh, you can’t win.

(Source: The New York Times)