On the ‘polarising’ of political debate and the culpability of the Internet:
An urgent, if undiscussed, reform is for governments to legislate to stop Facebook and others using their algorithms to deliver news users want to hear, rather than need to hear. More important would be a cultural reaction against the impoverishment so many supporters of the populist movements exhibit. Their inability to argue, their denial of hard evidence, their certainties, and their fanatical denunciations of sellouts, traitors and apostates speak of men and women whose souls have withered along with their minds.
Ummm, isn’t this just a pretty good description of, well, the Left?
They should be made to face their own inadequacies, and asked politely but repeatedly: who wants to live their life with only the echo of their own voice for company?
Yes. Yes, it is. Maybe the CiF mods should have this tattooed on their eyeballs?