Paul Kingsnorth in his new newsletter “The Abbey of Misrule”:

I will attempt to write here without becoming evil, fighting for what I love and not against what I don’t, avoiding too many abstractions, trying to practice kindness and mercy. I will expect those who comment here to do the same, and will (mercilessly) deny publication to anyone who attempts to bring the fragmentary oppositions of the world into this little Abbey of mine.

I wonder how many other online writers would be willing to take — genuinely to take — that vow.