GQ’s Eat No Evil

GQ published a lengthy article by Alan Richman on conscientious omnivorism last month. I got about halfway through before giving up; it’s been a long time since I’ve seen so many words used to express so few thoughts.

I suppose if you put a gun to my head I could read the thing closely and write up a coherent analysis of the article’s many shortcomings. Fortunately, that work (of writing the analysis, not putting the gun to my head) has already been done superbly by Joshua Katcher at

It’s a drag that GQ obviously intended to publish a probing, thoughtful, lengthy piece on conscientious eating, but that they assigned the task to the wrong writer. (Thanks, Matthew.)