๐Ÿ‘ Rebecca Solnit on Twitter Conspiracies, QAnon, and the Case of the Two-Faced Mailboxes

Liked Rebecca Solnit on Twitter Conspiracies, QAnon, and the Case of the Two-Faced Mailboxes (LitHub)

QAnon is worse than mailbox misrepresentations on approximately the scale that nuclear bombs are worse than rubber-band guns, but difference in scale isnโ€™t necessarily difference in kind. And itโ€™s a slippery slope. When it comes to writing nonfiction, let alone news, Iโ€™m a stickler for it actually being nonfiction (which has plenty of latitude for talking about uncertainty, imperfect memory, wishful thinking and imagination as such), and Iโ€™ve often told students that itโ€™s a slippery slope from the things that yourย stepfather didnโ€™t really smashย to the weapons of mass destruction that Iraq didnโ€™t really have. Besides, when people are afraid to fight you on principles and ideas, they fight you on facts, and if you want to win it helps to have them all in order.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *