December 2, 2016

I am conflicted about this post. The internet, more than anything else, has contributed to our currently divided state. And yet, it is a powerful tool of connection. How to leverage the benefits while decrying the rest? I suppose the first step is to recognize that we are all addicts. We love our cozy cocoons of like-minded friends. Echo chambers are reassuring. The internet has made it easy, and self-reinforcing.

Over the last few weeks, I've read a number of thoughtful analyses of the American experiment as it now stands. In his oft-shared article, Timothy Snyder (Yale history professor) takes it a step further, and suggests concrete actions to defend democracy. The one that resonated most with me was, "Practice Corporeal Politics". Snyder suggests that by getting offline, and being with...

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