How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division by Elif Shafak review – a poignant look back at another age | Books- Tempemail

Two of the most intriguing walk-on characters in Elif Shafak’s How to Stay Sane are the little Egyptian girl named “Facebook” by her parents in that brief, optimistic phase of the Arab spring – and another baby given the name “Like” in Israel just a few months later. They are Continue Reading

Antisocial: How Online Extremists Broke America by Andrew Marantz – review | Books- Tempemail

Andrew Marantz is a staff writer for the New Yorker, and a pretty good one. He’s written a lot of perceptive stuff about the tech industry in recent years. One morning in 2016, he was in his office exploring “a particularly foul part of social media undergrowth”, when the magazine’s Continue Reading

A World Without Work by David Susskind review – should we be delighted or terrified? | Books

Oscar Wilde dreamed of a world without work. In The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1891) he imagined a society liberated from drudgery by the machine: “while Humanity will be amusing itself, or enjoying cultivated leisure … or making beautiful things, or reading beautiful things, or simply contemplating the world Continue Reading