Archive for David Foster Wallace Kenyon College

Episode 80: David Foster Wallace on Focus, Prejudging Art, Plastic Surgery, Royal Wedding, Malaysian Boot Camp

David Foster Wallace’s 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College indirectly teaches us the importance of focus (21:25).

Prejudice is necessary when it comes to art (31:30).

Justifiable plastic surgery (43:15).

A royal wedding is this thing that still exists (50:15).

Sending effeminate boys to boot camp is good in theory, but not in the way Malaysia does it (54:26).

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