Looking Back On A Dispiriting Year

by Conor Friedersdorf

In what must be one of the gloomiest Bloggingheads yet recorded, Michael Brendan Dougherty and I discussed the big stories of 2010. The clip above is our lament about the three ongoing wars that the United States is waging and the alarming erosions of civil liberties that have characterized the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

We discuss the film The Social Network, the meritocratic elite, and the commodification of friendship here.