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Kurt Anderson on the Age of Apoplexy

Kurt Anderson writes a great piece in New York on the recent tendency to blow things wildly out of proportion: Almost any argument about race, gender, Israel, or the war is now apt to be infected by a spirit of self-righteous grievance and demonization. Passionate disagreement isn’t sufficient; bad faith must be imputed to one’s…

Managers of Russia’s new media have informed their journalists that from now on 50% of the news must be positive: At their first meeting with journalists since taking over Russia’s largest independent radio news network, the managers had startling news of their own: from now on, they said, at least 50 percent of the reports…