Thanks, Esquire, for proving that satire *isn’t* dead quite yet

by wfgodbold

I wasn’t sure if it was satire or not until I read the whole thing, but passages like this:

Christopher Booker’s 2004 book The Seven Basic Plots, a wide-ranging study from the Epic of Gilgamesh on and a surprisingly convincing explanation for why we crave narrative, reduced all stories to a few plots, each with its own kind of hero. Amazingly, Barack Obama fulfills the role of hero in each of these ancient story forms.

Are too absurd to be taken at face value.

Well played, Stephen Marche. You almost had me fooled!

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