Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The literature of fragmentation -- Note for a discussion, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United"

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Technology makes it much easier for us to connect to people who share some single common interest,” said Marc Dunkelman, adding that it also makes it easier for us to avoid “face-­to-­face interactions with diverse ideas.” He touched on this in an incisive 2014 book, “The Vanishing Neighbor,” which belongs with Haidt’s work ["The Righteous Mind"] and with “Bowling Alone,” “Coming Apart” and The Fractured Republic” in the literature of modern American fragmentationa booming genre all its own.
--Frank Bruni, "How Facebook Warps Our Worlds," New York Times

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