"We can all understand the hoaxers who pretend to be someone else with malign intent: the con artists, the charlatans, the cads. The inexplicable, and haunting, cases are those people who seem to believe their own stories." (The Atlantic)
Peterson "gazed into the culture-war abyss, and the abyss stared right back at him. He is every one of us who couldn’t resist that pointless Facebook argument, who felt the sugar rush of the self-righteous Twitter dunk, who exulted in the defeat of an opposing political tribe, or even an adjacent portion of our own." (The Atlantic)
“Sharing the internet with America is like sharing your living room with a rhinoceros. It’s huge, it’s right there, and whatever it’s doing now, you sure as hell know about it.”
“The authorial persona on display in Mantel Pieces is confident to the point of arrogance. In a world where journalists write with a flinch in every sentence, that is deeply enjoyable.”
“Remember when the internet used to be fun?" (The Atlantic)
“There is now a market, measured in attention and approbation, for anyone who can sniff out a Karen.” (The Atlantic)
"Difficult. It’s a word that rests on a knife-edge: when applied to a woman, it can be admiring, fearful, insulting and dismissive, all at once."