Matt Purple

Welcome to the age of post-Covid nihilism

From mass shootings to summer riots, we're seeing what happens after you shut societies down

Washington, DC

Amid the recent orgy of violence across America, it was the carjackings that finally got me.

Lost amid all the mass shootings and gang slayings of late has been another wave of crime: vehicle thefts. In Washington DC, carjackings in 2021 were up by a third over 2019, while in nearby Alexandria a motorist made national news after he shot

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