Tag: international

Campus Argument Goes Viral As Evergreen State Is Caught In Racial Turmoil (HBO)

Last month, Evergreen State College in Washington went crazy— when a professor of evolutionary biology named Brett Weinstein objected to a Day of Absence— when white students and faculty were asked to voluntarily leave campus. Weinstein branded it a form of racial segregation. A group of student protesters called him a racist. The confrontation incited further protests, debates over free...

Will Digital Dictatorships Replace Liberal Democracies?

Artificial intelligence shifts the global balance. While the West is conducting ethics debates, one global power in the far east is expanding its autocratic system with big data. In the Soviet Union, surveillance and censorship were widespread, out of fear that spread of information could destabilize the empire. In the early 1960s, even photocopiers throughout the Soviet Union were closed...