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

Social media was supposed to bring everyone closer together. Over the past decade or so, it’s done exactly the opposite. Combined with other forces, it has brought us to the brink of social and democratic collapse.

In this incisive article, Jonathan Haidt explains how it happened. More importantly, he presents some specific steps that might undo much of the damage and pull us back from the brink. Whether we still have the social and political capital to do so is questionable, but giving up guarantees failure. We have no time to waste.


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