ISIS and Polarization Politics
Paris got hurt.
Paris got brutally, unexpectedly, soul-numbingly hurt.
So did Beirut. So did Egypt and Russia.
You know the gut reaction you’re having right now?
I tried to read books and failed; I tried to watch films and couldn’t focus for more than a few minutes at a time. My attention span, never a soldier, had shrivelled up. So I found myself clutching my phone and switching between the Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter apps for hours…