"Peer pressure has dissipated since its ’90s heyday, but the adolescent flat world is harder to navigate"
Nobody who writes for TNI was even alive in the '90s, so how would they know?
"It's really not the kids that are psychologically troubled, who are on the margins or the fringes of the school's social life. It's the kids right in the middle, at the heart of things…well-liked popular kids who are engaging in these behaviors.": But of course. They're run-of-the-mill, well adjusted young conformists. Most of them will grow up to be run-of-the-mill bourgeois strivers and "moderate" voters – you know, reliable maintainers of the hellish status quo. Same as it ever was. Plus ça change…
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