My Cousin Died an American Death
Nick Thompson

I’m about to go back and read this piece, but you very nearly lost me in the first paragraph with the word “ectognathous", which I suspect you’ve misused.

The only definition I can find for the word via mirriam-webster is: “having the mouth parts exserted" and I learned from “Of insect mouth-partd, well developed and projecting outwards from the head rather than being contained in an eversible pocket.”

Anyway, I’m posting all of this specifically because I dont think your intention was for me to hare off to Google the $10 word I didn’t recognize, rather than reading your article.

Now, to read your article…