Gender and racial discrimination, surveillance, exploitation and so forth are only effects. The real problem is – that it is possible to suppress the people by false Science or false descriptions of the world – that supports Might Is Right. Or like this. We are not genuine citizens.

03 June 2017

Robert Pirsig – Obituaries

Under the headline Zen And The Art Of Driving A Motorcycle Into The Wall, page 239 in the current version, I write about Pirisig's masterpiece, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (1974), that I also quote extensively.

Here are three obituaries with somewhat different and interesting details.

Robert Pirsig obituary, Michael Carlson, The Guardian, 25 April 2017.

Robert M. Pirsig, Author of ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ Dies at 88, Paul Vitello, The New York Times, 24 April 2017.

-  Archives: 1975, Novelistic autobiography, autobiographical novel? No matter, Edward Abbey, The New York Times, 30 March 1975.

Robert Pirsig dies at 88; wrote counterculture classic 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance', Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times, 24 April 2017.