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    Our Neophobic, Conservative AI Overlords Want Everything to Stay the Same

    Cory Doctorow looks at the reactionary tendencies of modern artificial intelligence and algorithm-based systems.

    Do Coercive Reeducation Technologies Actually Work?

    Darren Byler tells a story of the forced reeducation regime in the Uyghur population of China.

    Public Options: Talking to Ganesh Sitaraman

    Andy Fitch talks with Ganesh Sitaraman about the legacy of neoliberalism on democracy.

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    Jan Philipp Reemtsma talks about the importance of emphatic rhetoric in democracy for the Thomas Mann House series "55 Voices for Democracy."

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    Andy Fitch talks with David Runciman about the voting gap between young and old in the UK.

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    Kaya Genç discusses the recent political trends among Turkish youth.

    Romare Bearden: A Likeness

    Andrew M. Davenport reviews two recent books about 20th century artist Romare Bearden.

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    Jenny Staff Johnson examines the unique feminism of Molly Ivins in light of the documentary "Raise Hell."

    The Weekly Read: January 13, 2020

    Steve Lichtman reviews the week in culture and politics.

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    Colin Marshall explains the rise in popularity of Pengsoo and other anthropomorphic mascots in South Korea.