Will AI Spell the End of Capitalism?

Will AI Spell the End of Capitalism?

In 2018, the Washington Post published an opinion piece by Feng Xiang entitled “AI Will Spell the End of Capitalism.” Professor Feng teaches law at Tsinghua University and is one of China’s most prominent legal scholars. The core of his argument is set forth in the opening paragraphs: If

Michael Timothy Bennett & Sean Welsh
Michael Timothy Bennett & Sean Welsh
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The Mismeasure and Misuse of GDP

The Mismeasure and Misuse of GDP

In The Great Questions of Tomorrow, David Rothkopf, an international policy expert and former editor of Foreign Policy, noted that we are on the cusp of a sweeping revolution—one that will change every facet of our lives. Klaus Schwab, the executive director and founder of the World Economic Forum,

Randall Mayes
Randall Mayes
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The Importance of Academic Impartiality

The Importance of Academic Impartiality

In November 1933, as rector of Freiburg University, Martin Heidegger published a letter urging students to vote “yes” in support of Hitler’s decision to leave the League of Nations. “German men and women!” Heidegger wrote, “The Führer is asking nothing from the people. Rather, he is giving the people

Matt Beard
Matt Beard
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Education
Drones Over Ethiopia

Drones Over Ethiopia

Less than two months ago, the Ethiopian government was on the brink of defeat as Tigrayan forces closed in on the capital. Now the Tigrayan troops have turned about and withdrawn north back into Tigray. The government’s use of foreign-supplied unarmed aerial vehicles (UAVs) and armed drones appears to

James Jeffrey
James Jeffrey
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Politics
Reading James Joyce Amidst Winter Snow, ‘Where Dwell the Vast Hosts of the Dead’

Reading James Joyce Amidst Winter Snow, ‘Where Dwell the Vast Hosts of the Dead’

Many people no doubt roll their eyes in scoffing dismissal when they hear the commonly expressed—and almost as commonly crooned—wish for a White Christmas. But there are sound spiritual reasons for longing to see one’s environs blanketed with snow. Silent in its approach and accumulation, snow can

Herman Goodden
Herman Goodden
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James Joyce
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Dear Quilletters, This week, don’t miss Geoffrey Clarfield’s heartfelt eulogy for Richard Leaky, who was to paleoanthropology what E.O. Wilson was to sociobiology. A truly brilliant man with an extraordinary dedication to his craft and research, Leakey’s work has been enormously consequential for our understanding of

Scott Newman
Scott Newman
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Should Philosophers Censor Kevin MacDonald?

Should Philosophers Censor Kevin MacDonald?

According to the mainstream narrative about race, “white supremacy” is an all-controlling social force responsible for bad outcomes such as racial disparities. According to an alternative narrative popular on the far-Right, Jewish influence is a similarly powerful force, which explains outcomes disliked by those on the Right, such as multiculturalism

Nathan Cofnas
Nathan Cofnas
6 min read
Politics
Authority and Freedom: A Defense of the Arts—A Review

Authority and Freedom: A Defense of the Arts—A Review

A review of Authority and Freedom: A Defense of the Arts by Jed Perl. Knopf, 176 pages. (January, 2022) Plug “relevance” into the search field of the website for Artforum, and 16 results pop up from 2021 alone. Relevance is the dominant aesthetic criterion of our time, and lack thereof

Franklin Einspruch
Franklin Einspruch
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Arts and Culture