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Why People Are Acting So Wierd

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Crime, “unruly passenger” incidents, and other types of strange behavior have all soared recently. Why?

The turn-of-the-20th-century scholar Émile Durkheim called this state anomie, or a lack of social norms that leads to lawlessness. “We are moral beings to the extent that we are social beings,” Durkheim wrote. In the past two years, we have stopped being social, and in many cases we have stopped being moral, too.

This story is from The Atlantic. Read more.

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