“The birth of a new religion”

Adrienne LaFrance for The Atlantic: QAnon is emblematic of modern America’s susceptibility to conspiracy theories, and its enthusiasm for them. But it is also already much more than a loose collection of conspiracy-minded chat-room inhabitants. It is a movement

“Why Americans hate the media”

Source » James Fallows writing for The Atlantic in 1996: The limited curiosity that elite reporters display in their questions is also evident in the stories they write once they have received answers. They are interested mainly in pure politics and

“The antidote is decency”

Source » David Frum for The Atlantic: Here’s something to bear in mind: During Soviet times, the communist authorities expressed themselves in operatically vehement language. Non-communists were denigrated as hyenas, jackals, vultures, and other disgusting animals; as bandits, fascists, Nazis,

Trauma’s expanding definition applied to the church

Trauma’s expanding definition applied to the church Conor Friedersdorf in The Atlantic, writing about “abuse creep”: In more recent decades, however, the concept of abuse has witnessed “horizontal creep” as new forms of abuse were recognized or studied. For

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