Technosolutionism Isn’t the Fix

Christine Rosen

We shouldn’t assume that the measures we take to combat the coronavirus today are temporary.

Whose Humanities?

Edward Tenner

The humanities may have suddenly mattered more than ever, but their support was also as fragile as it had been for decades.

Demystifying Tech

Megan Marz

By suggesting that the constant resetting is all there is, disruption becomes “a theodicy of hypercapitalism,” a kind of “newness for people who are scared of genuine newness.”

To Forgive Us Our Trespasses…

Nancy Isenberg

In the words of retired Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy,  “a people confident in its laws and institutions should not be ashamed of mercy.”

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America on the Brink

Will the myths that once bound the nation hold?


Of Continuing Interest

A selection of articles from the archives

The New Anti-Intellectualism

Andrew Piper

Never before has it been so fashionable to be against numerical thinking.

In Me We Trust

Donna Dickenson

What we are actually witnessing in the genetic enclosure movement is the tragedy of the anti-commons.

Capitalism and Our Moral Imagination

Eugene McCarraher

Markets and property systems are related, but they are not the same: markets are about exchange and money; property about ownership and power.

The Romance of the Rebel

Edward J.K. Gitre

What is provocative is Hale’s

claim that the insider-outsider

relationship was, and is, driven

by love.