Newspaper-commentary addiction

Dalrymple writes:

It’s an addiction, reading newspaper commentary, and I don’t really know why I do it except that I’ve always done it and probably always will—if, that is, newspapers outlive me.

For example, he read

a lot of articles about the bombings in Brussels, even though I knew they would be about as illuminating as the economic commentary of the Financial Times, and only slightly more interesting.

One non-pharmacological strategy, of proved effectiveness, for those with sleep disorders is to attempt to read this journal's commentary either on the economy or on world affairs

One non-pharmacological strategy, of proved effectiveness, for those with ordinary insomnia or more intractable sleep disorders is to attempt to read this journal’s commentary, either on the economy or on world affairs. Doing so is powerfully sedative, though side-effects include depression and, in some cases, such symptoms of psychosis as hallucinations (almost always unpleasant), melancholic loss of concentration, drastically reduced sex drive, the wish to commit suicide, thoughts of murder, or the belief that one is being buried alive

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