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Social media has always given license to anyone who wants to indulge in their worst instincts, whether that be ill-considered provocations or abject cruelty. So, naturally, Herman Cain’s death inspired commentary that ranged from the contemptuously callous to the grimly smug among those who saw in his passing proof that their worldview is the correct one. I should add, that is a worldview that I share: I believe that wearing masks helps prevent the spread of the coronavirus , and Cain’s opposition to masks and other scientifically supported strategies for fighting the pandemic may well have contributed to his death from covid-19, and may have contributed to the deaths of others. In pointi... Full story

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