During this time, however, Salinger continued to write, assembling chapters for a new novel whose main character was a deeply unsatisfied young man named Holden Caulfield.Salinger did not escape the war without some trauma, and when it ended he was hospitalized after suffering a nervous breakdown.To date the book has sold more than 65 million copies.Along the way Caulfield has become as entrenched in the American psyche as much as any fictional character.We could have taken the easy way out and just said all of humanity, but that wouldn't have been nearly as entertaining.And besides, nothing makes you feel more grateful about the fact that you're not a self-destructive, angst-ridden teenager (anymore) than reminding yourself exactly why Holden Caulfield loathes Jesus' Disciples.
my final, wrapup-esque fake news column of the year includes stuff from @Taylor Lorenz @ariana_tobin @fmanjoo @smwat @dpfunke @Mantzarlis @holden @samwineburg @willsommer niemanlab.org/2017/12/a-year… For the young writer, who had fiercely boasted in college about his talents, the success he had seemingly craved early in life became something he ran away from once it came., Salinger pulled up stakes in New York City and retreated to a secluded, 90-acre place in Cornish, New Hampshire.There, Salinger did his best to cut-off contact with the public and significantly slowed his literary output."without sufficient political knowledge and a willingness to engage in critical thinking, emotionally manipulated voters lose their ability to enforce democratic accountability. This is alarmingly irresponsible language, even for Fox. A manipulated populism replaces democracy." urban.edu/~schram/trumpl… Malinformation, a term I coined with @cward1e in our Information Disorder report, means genuine info with intent to harm.