9 min read · 2021-11-21 · The preponderance of the evidence suggests that social media is causing real damage to adolescents.
When a boy steps away from the console, he does not spend the next few hours worrying about what other players are saying about him. Instagram, in contrast, can loom in a girl’s mind even when the app is not open, driving hours of obsessive thought, worry, and shame.
20+ min read · 2021-11-15 · If the 20th century was the story of slow, uneven progress toward the victory of liberal democracy over other ideologies—communism, fascism, virulent nationalism—the 21st century is, so far, a story…
Belarus became a textbook example of what the journalist William J. Dobson has called “the dictator’s learning curve”: