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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.
Why the left’s turn from higher education has coincided with a newfound conservative appreciation for it.
Noam Chomsky on his new book, the Capitol coup attempt, 2020 unrest, and the prospects for progress under Biden.
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
‘Roe v. Wade’ only guaranteed the right to patients’ privacy. A federal abortion law would need to go so much further.
The more someone knows about us, the more they can influence us. We can wield democratic power only if our privacy is protected.
A recent Foreign Affairs article gets history wrong and obscures a robust Palestinian discourse.
The Greens are on track to become Germany’s second strongest party. For many, this is proof that abandoning radicalism was the right choice, but a new novel offers valuable insights into why it should be recovered.
Narendra Modi’s government has used lockdown to force further neoliberalization and continue its assault on pro-democracy activists.
Alf Gunvald Nilsen
In his latest book, famed African political philosopher Mahmood Mamdani considers how to restore the full benefits of citizenship to permanent minorities in post-colonial societies.
Can today’s crises inspire action at the scales required to think about planetary sustainability?
Assata Shakur — “Women in Prison: How It Is With Us”
Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
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