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This intuitive approach, nearer to method acting than ventriloquism, may be the most prescient way to represent someone as trapped in his own neural synapses as Dick, someone so far from endorsement by the people who would later lay claims to his work that he could stand as a monument to the culture's obtusity.
Only this heavy hammer could crack at last that near-impregnable little-boy naivete--the earnestness, sincerity, energy, and so forth--which like any obtusity had served its bearer as a wonderful armor.