@YAppelbaum
Yoni Appelbaum
a month ago
1. The last time America grappled with a new electronic communications technology, allowing for the instantaneous transmission of incendiary statements stripped of context, it absolutely transformed politics and Congress in particular:
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@YAppelbaum
Yoni Appelbaum
a month ago
2. As @jbf1755 so brilliantly documents, the technology rewarded public belligerence—escalating to open violence on the House floor, with many members going armed for self-protection:
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@mgouker
Twisted Into New Shapes - #BlackLivesMatter
a month ago
@YAppelbaum @TheAtlantic Well not photographic “images” and telegrams were pretty awful as a means of expression.
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@KTMcCormick2
The fed up with antivaxxers K T McCormick 🌊
a month ago
@YAppelbaum @TheAtlantic That was then. This is now.
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@RassBariaw
ራስ ባሪያው Rass Bariaw
a month ago
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@IGMac76
I.G Mac
a month ago
@YAppelbaum An era in southern politics when term limits were semi-automatic! This is instructive.
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