Political And Other Miscellany From A Stout Democrat In Dallas Texas.
"Politics is the only game for adults." --from Robert A. Heinlein's Double Star

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Spoiler Alert

The newly published DSM-5 is a classic dystopian novel in this mold.

It's also not exactly a conventional novel. Its full title is an unwieldy mouthful: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. The author (or authors) writes under the ungainly nom de plume of The American Psychiatric Association....

If the novel has an overbearing literary influence, it's undoubtedly Jorge Luis Borges. The American Psychiatric Association takes his technique of lifting quotes from or writing faux-serious reviews for entirely imagined books and pushes it to the limit....
--Book of Lamentations, by Sam Kriss

(Found at the ever-enthralling wood s lot.)


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