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“Why’s this so good?” No. 12: Ian Frazier digs into piggery

Environmental writer Michelle Nijhuis on Ian Frazier and the humorous environmental writer.

The genius of this ending, I think, is that the heart breaks not just for the serious little girl, but also for the crowd, the dogs, the pigs, and everything trampled by the pigs the world over – the entire mess at once. Our cleverness allowed the pig to take advantage of us, and the pig’s cleverness, in a roundabout way, landed it in a muddy arena filled with dogs. Everyone, and no one, is to blame.

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