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David Foster Wallace. There’s a long piece on his life that should be worth reading. Tomorrow, we are publishing two essays on the presidential campaigns. It’s hard not to think about Wallace’s brilliant take on McCain‘s 2000 run and how different the coverage has been this time. The 24-hour news cycle, blah, blah, blah (to quote McCain on anything these days), the web, the Twitter. I still think Wallace’s essay would stick out. But would his thoughtfulness be appreciated?