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A lesson from (Russian) literature

06 April, 2018

• “IF Raskolnikov [murderer and protagonist of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment]… had had Twitter, he would not have needed to kill anyone.

“He could have just lived out all his grandiose fantasies on there, tapping and trolling away. Why overcome inner conflict when you can harass other people with annoying hashtags? And it’s so much less effort than tracking down moneylenders to kill.” – Viv Groskop: The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature (2017).

MIKE BOR
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