Good article, Owen. I find this stuff fascinating from a psychological point of view, and horrifying from a personal one. It ties together with Jon Ronson’s “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed”, and the abuse of social media as a platform for division. If you can bear it, and I’m sure you can, keep at it.
Having said all of that, I enjoyed your contributions to the often execrable Big Questions yesterday, then went and then bought a copy of Chavs at Housman’s. I mention this so that anyone wishing to denounce me as a crony has plenty of ammunition.