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Against Enthusiasm: The epidemic of niceness in online book culture.

Date: August 4, 2012
Author: Jacob Silverman
QUOTE: The problem with Liking is that it’s a critical dead-end, a conversation nonstarter. It’s opinion without evidence—or, really, posture without opinion....A better literary culture would be one that's not so dependent on personal esteem and mutual reinforcement. It would not treat offense or disagreement as toxic.

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