The Death of Nuance


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Oliver Burkeman has been concerned for a while that Nuance has been vanishing from public discourse. For a long time, he thought it was just other people’s problem. But now he realises that even he himself is losing the nuance that was integral to his view of the world.

Critic Reviews

Score: 5

James Marriot • The Times UK Feb 4, 2022

"It’s really good. Burkeman was always a hero of mine for his philosophical Guardian column, This Column Will Change Your Life. The Death of Nuance has all the classic Burkemanean virtues: thoughtfulness, an instinct for the bigger picture and, unsurprisingly, nuance. Unmissable stuff, I thought."

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