I write in appreciation of Andrew Bacevich’s “Selling Our Souls” (August 12). Perhaps like him, I have felt alarm walking into a lifeless room full of young (and not so young) people adoring their phones and electronic pads, and I have sensed that something is terribly wrong here. As I read of Henry Adams’s dark vision of a dynamo-dominated world, I thought of the Wachowski brothers’ Matrix films...
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