Today’s Los Angeles Times features an op-ed by A.S. Hamrah about the 40th anniversary of Valerie Solanas’ assassination attempt on Andy Warhol. (We stumbled upon this via The New York Times‘ Opinionator blog.)
Ms. Solanas, a playwright who formed a group called S.C.U.M. ("Society for Cutting Up Men") and wrote its manifesto (she is also widely credited as being the group’s only member), shot Mr. Warhol in his office. After summarizing the details of the shooting, Mr. Hamrah describes Ms. Solanas’ manifesto: "a mixture of social philosophy and fine shtick, her work has the rare virtue of seeming at the same time totally insane and totally right."
Here Mr. Hamrah speculates on how the late Ms. Solanas (she died in 1988) may have predicted our current wired age: