Yesterday’s abhorrent treatment of novelist Roxane Gay proves one thing: we treat guests in our country appallingly.
Emboldened by an Instagram post that rewarded gentlemanly etiquette, I’m wondering if that’s the exception, not the rule. And I believe we need a defining rule: is etiquette dead, or not?
Again in purgatory we sit, trawling through the tasteless catacombs of Reddit, which this week features eyebrows on infants and the merit of straight talk.
Victoria Cotman sees the incoming flood of rudeness washing away all traces of etiquette, as she tries to make us see the warning signs.