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Why This Is Happening in the 21st Century

How our misplaced faith in technology leads us astray

The young woman was visibly shaken, and for good reason. She and her family had just fled Ukraine, narrowly escaping Russian mortar shells. “How can this be happening in 2022?” she asked a CNN reporter, incredulous. “We have Teslas and so much amazing technology.”



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Eric Weiner

Philosophical Traveler. Recovering Malcontent. Author of four books, including my latest: “The Socrates Express.”