Around 4:30 AM, a repeat of the BBC World Book Club featuring one of the last interviews with Kurt Vonnegut came on my radio. Dam. I couldn’t sleep through it. Vonnegut said his experiences in Dresden left him radically antiwar. And that he didn’t know how he wrote such a book as Slaughterhouse Five,only that he was “lucky.”
The combination of Vonnegut’s radical love of life and hate of war with a pompous Bush war advocate (still defending the choice to go to war) was too much for me.
I got up and made coffee.