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The Unrelenting Horizonlessness of the Covid World

| Sep. 22, 2020

Six months into the pandemic with no end in sight, many of us have been feeling a sense of unease that goes beyond anxiety or distress. It's a nameless feeling that somehow makes it hard to go on with even the nice things we regularly do.

What's blocking our everyday routines is not the anxiety of lockdown adjustments, or the worries about ourselves and our loved ones — real though those worries are. It isn't even the sense that, if we're really honest with ourselves, much of what we do is pretty self-indulgent when held up against the urgency of a global pandemic.

It is something more troubling and harder to name: an uncertainty about why we would go on doing much of what for years we'd taken for granted as inherently valuable....

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For Academic Citation: Couldry, Nick and Bruce Schneier.“The Unrelenting Horizonlessness of the Covid World.” CNN, September 22, 2020.

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