Social media, spectacle, and truth in the time of COVID

To the Editor:Ludwig Feurerbach in the preface of his book, “The Essence of Christianity,” observed that, as a result of people becoming entranced by spectacle, humankind would eventually prefer “appearance to essence” and mere “representation” over reality. And I ask: Isn’t this where we find ourselves today concerning COVID? Citizens willing to passively believe the… Continue reading Social media, spectacle, and truth in the time of COVID