This Pandemic Is Lonely. But Don’t Call Loneliness an ‘Epidemic’

WIRED: You argue that prior to 1800, the Western world had this different conception of loneliness—more as solitude, and a positive emotion. Read all of our coronavirus coverage here. Alberti: There’s a definite shift in industrial societies, and what I did as a historian was to trace language. When people wrote about solitude in the […]