The Peacock's Parade

At least the peacock has an existential reason to strut around.

A common refrain today, as one bemoans the conflict and general partisan nature of much of our social interaction with one another, goes something like this, “Social media has just made us so mean,” or perhaps phrased more broadly, “Social media has ruined society.”

On one hand, the criticism of social media is legitimate. As I have written before in th…

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