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Kafka-esque DMV

Ezra Klein writes:

Little in American life gets described as “Kafka-esque” with quite the regularity of the DMV. That’s possibly a sign that fairly few people have read Kafka (updating your registration isn’t really like turning into a cockroach)…

Uh, when people compare bureaucracy to a Kafka story, I don’t think they’re talking about the Metamorphosis, in which Gregor Samsa wakes up to discover he has turned into a bug, but the Trial, in which Josef K gets arrested and has to navigate a labyrinthine justice system.

Perhaps this is a sign that Ezra is the one who hasn’t read Kafka.

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