Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid

Illustration by Nicolás Ortega. Source: Belshazzar’s Feast, John Martin, 1820.

An excellent perspective on the divided states of America by Jonathan Haidt of Braver Angels:

“Social scientists have identified at least three major forces that collectively bind together successful democracies: social capital (extensive social networks with high levels of trust), strong institutions, and shared stories. Social media has weakened all three.”


You can read the article here at the Atlantic:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/05/social-media-democracy-trust-babel/629369/

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