Babel and the Ridiculousness of Modernity

I recently stumbled across this opinion piece in The Atlantic titled, “Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid.” It’s an examination of the effect of social media on American life from the perspective of the story of the Tower of Babel. While I don’t endorse all of the proposed solutions, and I think the piece misses an opportunity to discuss the role of manipulative algorithms and greed in this issue, I nevertheless think it is an important read, especially as social media has been a frequent subject of the show.

If you have any thoughts, feel free to share!

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