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We’ve Reached the Pandemic’s Point of No Return

The holidays are a turning point for Americans who are making the calculation that Covid-19 simply doesn’t matter

“We don’t want to admit that we are fundamentally dishonest about reality,” psychologist Ernest Becker wrote in 1973, “that we do not really control our own lives.” Becker’s book, The Denial of



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Colin Dickey

Failed histories, histories of failure. Author of four books: The Unidentified, Ghostland, Afterlives of the Saints, and Cranioklepty.