Andrey (azangru) wrote,

What I didn't realize at the time is that the title of Haidt and Lukianoff’s book, The Coddling of the American Mind, must be alluding, very loudly and clearly, to The Cornering of the American Mind, published about 30 years before and apparently a bestseller.

I learned about The Cornering from We Need to Talk About Kevin, a novel that turned out to be so unexpectedly captivating. Oh, perhaps there are some minor blemishes in the story, similar to the voice of the narrator, who seems to have a little too much saliva in her mouth, which would at times crackle moistily when she would take a breath, but if there are, they are easily forgiven, again as the narrator’s voice, which is remarkably similar to Lionel Shriver’s own throaty one, and which changes delightfully when she does the Irish accent. Overall, it’s been a real treat.

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    This was a good talk. Interesting to see that SvelteKit is taking the same direction as, by using html forms to submit data without the…

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