Prozac Nation Is Now the United States of Xanax – The New York Times

A good read for thinking about accelerated lives and how they are shared. Deliberation — the idea of a process based on respect and a healthy skepticism but conducted with respect — is the missing ingredient in most facets of public conversation these days. Shouting down the others isn’t advancing anyone’s cause.

Some have suggested Twitter is a sort of crowdsourced poetry, but how many millions of miles is it from Auden: a cacophony of voices, endlessly shouting over each other, splintering what’s left of a “national discussion” into millions of tiny shards.

Source: Prozac Nation Is Now the United States of Xanax – The New York Times

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