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C-SPAN Book TV has Aired My Speech about The Weaponization of Loneliness

I was honored to speak about my thesis of the weaponization of loneliness to the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. It was a great afternoon with a fantastic audience. As you can see below, my speech was picked up by C-SPAN2. Watch it here:

My five main points are:

  • Imposed isolation is the primary means of social control.

  • There is a "machinery of loneliness" that causes isolation to result in social control.

  • The most dangerous output of that machinery is social conformity and self-censorship.

  • If we do nothing to push back against the conformity impulse, we invite even more isolation and the further erosion of our freedom.

  • The good news is that we have the power to resist conformity and to renew civil society.


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