Day: July 27, 2020

Have we lost the idea of a critical friend?

Posted on 27 July 2020 by Kristján Kristjánsson

I sometimes wonder, in the age of online and offline echochambers and Facebook friendship bubbles, whether we have lost the ancient idea of a critical friend. I am as guilty here as anyone. I mercilessly unfriend people on Facebook whose views I find abhorrent (or even mildly disturbing), rather than engaging with them critically. There
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