but i think to some degree if you focus on social fragmentation that is what you will get and see more of. Yeah I think Joan had a tragic life but its like she couldnt help staring into the abyss of american society, then guess what you notice. I dunno I haven’t read her but maybe the cold analysis she revealed is what puts me off. I do read the NYT but I dont wanna be a big nose like Zadie Smith hopping on and off every current issue like a bewailing columnist in the guardian. Yes there is climate change but there are (just) still bees and flowers and stuff. Like why does everything have to be so heavy all the time.