There is much to dislike about Fernandez's essay. Probably the best example is where he equates all of American society to doomed convicts sentenced to death. Yes, he really does that.
[A] large number of those condemned to die on Death Row prefer soda and comfort food — bars of chocolate, ice cream, beef enchiladas and the like, to pate de foie gras and lobster americaine, as their last meals on earth. Society may pretend to run on champagne but maybe it really travels on Dr. Pepper.
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