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Number 57 ~ Winter 2019

Essays

How Tech Utopia Fostered Tyranny

Jon Askonas argues that authoritarians’ love for digital technology is no fluke — it’s a product of Silicon Valley’s “smart” paternalism

Will Climate Change the Courts?

David A. Murray on the “children’s climate crusade” and the coming global campaign to transform the courts

While Bioethics Fiddles

Brendan P. Foht on the frivolous games academic ethicists play while baby manufacturing draws near

The Most Dangerous Possible German

Algis Valiunas on the ambiguous legacy of Werner Heisenberg, quantum genius and would-be inventor of the Nazi A-bomb

Robotic Souls

Charles T. Rubin asks what debates over machine consciousness mean for how we regard ourselves

Jihadi Digital Natives

P. W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking on how ISIS liked and posted its way to power

Reviews and Reconsiderations

Netflix and Nil

James Poulos on why being online turns us into nihilists

Make Physics Real Again

David Guaspari on why so many physicists have shrugged off the paradoxes of quantum mechanics

Modernity’s Spell

Clare Coffey on why debunking mesmerism only made it stronger

Steven Weinberg Glimpses the Promised Land

David Kordahl on how the sage of physics quarrels with politics and philosophy — and dreams of science’s last day