An interesting read: "There are many causes for the overlapping dysfunctions that make contemporary American life feel so dystopian, but loneliness is a big one. A cruel paradox of Covid is that the social distancing required to control it nurtured pathologies that are now prolonging it. Isolated, atomized people turned to movements that turned them against vaccines. Authoritarianism attracts isolated people. “Many were recently retired and had time on their hands and little to tie them to home,” writes Michael C. Bender, a Wall Street Journal reporter, “A handful never had children. Others were estranged from their families.” Throwing themselves into Trump’s movement, they found a community and a sense of purpose. "