“These days every knotty news item humbles me. It can illuminate the breadth and depth of my ignorance — of some macroeconomic phenomenon, of some collective delusion among a large group of people, of some baffling technological endeavor. People were really doing that, over there, and then this happened? My response to such news is to shrink the footprint of my own opinions, sort out the credible from noncredible analysts bleating in my ear, and clam up. Haunted by the gaps in my knowledge, unsure how everyone else feels emboldened to say so much about everything, I retreat to simpler comforts.”
That’s how Giri Nathan begins a NYT book review of-
THE ANTISOCIAL NETWORK
The GameStop Short Squeeze and the Ragtag Group of Amateur Traders That Brought Wall Street to Its Knees
By Ben Mezrich
Giri Nathan is a writer and co-founder at Defector Media.