Sociological Storytelling: The Dilemmas and the Rewards (Open Thread of Subscribers)

It's harder. But maybe it can work. But should it always be chosen?

My New York Times piece on aerosol transmission is uncharacteristically long, almost 5000 words. But there’s something else unusual: I chose not to write the more striking version that I had already documented focusing on individuals and their conduct—some well-meaning but just late, others truly appalling. That one would go viral easily, and there is m…

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