Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence? – Scientific American

We are in the middle of a technological upheaval that will transform the way society is organized. We must make the right decisions now

Source: Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence? – Scientific American

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How Donald Trump Could Build an Autocracy in the U.S. – The Atlantic

The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism.

Source: How Donald Trump Could Build an Autocracy in the U.S. – The Atlantic

 

 

Bernie Sanders on Trump and the resistance: ‘Despair is not an option’

The senator talks about his fight to make the Democratic party more attractive to working-class people – and on taking his progressive populism to the heartland in order to topple Trump

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/10/bernie-sanders-interview-trump-democratic-party-resistance

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#WhiteHouseSoWhite: “I Am Not Your Negro” illuminates America’s ongoing race problem – Salon.com

The Trump administration is the whitest in decades. “I Am Not Your Negro” confronts both past and present racism

Source: #WhiteHouseSoWhite: “I Am Not Your Negro” illuminates America’s ongoing race problem – Salon.com

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100 Best Writing Websites: 2017 Edition

Make 2017 your best writing year yet with our list of the best writing websites.

Source: 100 Best Writing Websites: 2017 Edition

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Paul Auster: ‘I’m going to speak out as often as I can, otherwise I can’t live with myself’ | Books | The Guardian

The novelist on Trump’s America and publishing the book of his life at 70

Source: Paul Auster: ‘I’m going to speak out as often as I can, otherwise I can’t live with myself’ | Books | The Guardian

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15 Top Creative Writing Blogs That Are Actually Helpful

Join The Writers’ Academy as we sift through the huge pile of creative writing blogs online to bring you the very best 15 of the bunch.

Source: 15 Top Creative Writing Blogs That Are Actually Helpful

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16 Overall Favorite Books of 2016 — Brain Pickings

From loneliness to love to black holes, by way of Neil Gaiman, Annie Dillard, and Mary Oliver. To look back on any period of reading with the intention of selecting one’s favorite books is a curious two-way time machine — one must scoop the memory of a past and filter it through the sieve of…

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