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My apologies for the glacial pace of blogging around here and for the closing of comments. I am chasing a story right now and haven't had the time to really post as frequently or to moderate the conversation as I'd like to. 


Regrettably there will probably be more of this. In the next couple weeks I'm going to shut comments off for a short time. It is only temporary---I'm thinking maybe two weeks. This is partially for my sanity. This space was established for public thinking. Let it remain so. But I find myself heaving under the weight of conversation. Perhaps the worst manifestation of this is a skin that is growing thin. That is not a good thing and may evidence some particular weakness in me. I have no idea. This is all new to me.

What I can tell you is growing intellectually in public, with all your flaws exposed, with a compact that says you must acknowledge them, is a trial. A good trial, but one nonetheless. I'm sticking with it because I think it makes me better--I can't imagine that Civil War piece without you guys, for instance. 

Still, I need time to build a new suit of armor.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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