Category Archives: Democracy

The Borg Are Coming For You Part 2

(WARNING: Spoiler Alert. Also note that there are no images in this post because the new paywall architecture of the internet seems to have eliminated public domain images entirely. Welcome to the Borg’s New Order. “You will own nothing, but … Continue reading

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The Borg Are Coming For You… (and your children)

Give me absolute control / Over every living soul… I have seen the future, brother, it is murder. —Leonard Cohen, “The Future” INTRODUCTION: This is Part 1 of a two-part essay that will appear in my forthcoming book, Words from … Continue reading

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Karl Popper’s Remedy for Failing Democracies

Part 1: The Perennial Revolt Against Freedom Democracy is worth fighting for. That’s a central message of the landmark work of political philosopher Karl Popper, whose book, The Open Society and its Enemies, was forged in the crucible of the … Continue reading

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