According to Vonnegut, we’re hardwired to live in "folk societies," but because of our big brains and opposable thumbs we’re also hardwired to figure out how to escape from those places. Patrick says that Kurt’s teaching is close to Aristotle. But where’s the politics--a civilized alternative to primitive community and techno-loneliness? Or another possibility--the religion of the personal God? Or (as Ben Franklin might say) philosophy? Just asking... Patrick may have explained why Kurt’s oversimplified but still instructive description of a tragic tension in human nature may have made him both a good cultural critic (in identifying the depersonalization of our time) and a political fool. And Kurt certainly knew more than Freud, as Patrick explains, about what women really want.