Wednesday 22 November 2017

Kevin Myers: A VD-like virus is killing our thirst for knowledge

I WAS writing earlier this summer about the "meme", the mental equivalent of a gene: it is like a small cultural package that enters a community of minds, and mutates just like a gene.

Urban myths are memes. So are most political ideas.

Feminism is a classic meme. Whether you like them or not, these memes have a structural energy which gives people direction.

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