A Political and Literary Forum
The direction of AI development is not preordained. It can be altered to increase human productivity, create jobs and shared prosperity, and protect and bolster democratic freedoms—if we modify our approach.
The more someone knows about us, the more they can influence us. We can wield democratic power only if our privacy is protected.
Narendra Modi’s government has used lockdown to force further neoliberalization and continue its assault on pro-democracy activists.
Alf Gunvald Nilsen
At a time of anxiety about fake news and conspiracy theories, philosophy can contribute to our most urgent cultural and political questions about how we come to believe what we think we know.
Michael Patrick Lynch
If we are to emerge from this era of crisis, we need legal thinking that operates on fundamentally different presumptions.
Jedediah Britton-Purdy, Amy Kapczynski, David Singh Grewal
Leaders of the left abandoned the language of transformation in the 1980s—at a cost. Can it be regained?
The Republican Party has become a white nationalist party. If old fashioned politics can’t change that, we must consider alternatives.
Bernard E. Harcourt
Unless we bolster its foundations, our enfeebled democracy won’t be able to solve any of the daunting problems Biden has singled out as priorities.
Basic norms exist for political parties; Republicans don’t meet them.
Part two of a conversation on voter turnout, vote counting, and what we can expect now.
Reed Hundt, Joshua Cohen
COVID-19 is not just a public health crisis. It is also a crisis of public reason.
The only antidote to despair over national politics will be to generate and expand new solutions at local, state, and regional levels.
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Bram Wispelwey, Michelle Morse
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
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