Article originally appeared on frontpagemag.com.
Cancel culture, like most of our contemporary cultural revolution, began in China.
In the aughts, rural Chinese migrated to massive mega-cities whose impossible population densities were matched by the growing interconnection of the internet. While three quarters of China’s population is now on the internet, in 2006 it grew by a quarter to encompass only 10%.
In these cramped quarters, physical and social, there was no room for the individual.
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