Thank You For Not Expressing Yourself

In this month’s essay for the New English Review, Dalrymple mourns the loss of civility made possible by the internet:

…it seems to me at least possible that easy access to public self-expression tends to make people more bad-tempered and ill-mannered than they would otherwise have been. It releases people from inhibitions, and allows them to breach psychological barriers. Even wit suffers, for it is far easier to insult than to think of a really damaging, but amusing, witticism.
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