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Kurt Vonnegut, 84 dies. The DCN salutes one of our own.

Few understood satire quite like Kurt Vonnegut. If you haven’t read his books, you should. Vonnegut’s work combined social commentary and dark comedy, along with the entertainingly bizarre. He was far ahead of his time but one of the last of a generation of writers to be of the World War II era. Throughout one of his greatest works, Slaughterhouse-Five, he drew upon his own experiences of being held in a prison camp during World War II to speak to a new generation entangled in the Vietnam War.

Vonnegut, as noted by his peers, had a wicked sense of humor, a strong sense of morality, and a style unique to himself, which helped him shape the course of 20th-century American literature. Vonnegut knew the importance of thinking for one’s self, and he encouraged everyone around him to do so. We salute you Mr Vonnegut for your contribution to society and your invention of Ice-nine (which is what my neighbors are calling their new batch of meth).

“I will say anything to be funny, often in the most horrible situations,” Vonnegut once told a gathering of psychiatrists.

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