It takes significant resources and good lawyers to do some of the best public interest journalism. Traditional media organizations are not the only entities capable of providing this service, but they remain uniquely positioned to do so.
The Japanese monster “Godzilla“ once anticipated the fears and risks of a whole century. Who could fill its shoes?
Today’s ethics of responsibility is deeply individualized.
Despite all warnings, it took an infection on American soil for the West to respond to Ebola. The virus is much more than just a medical challenge.
The almost exclusive focus on the NSA obscures the degree to which surveillance has become integrated into almost every level of government. For most of us, the first point of contact with the surveillance state isn’t the NSA – it’s the local police department.
The past two months have undone the Age of Digital Innocence. It’s now possible to speak of technology of power, and of the internet as a site of old-fashioned struggle.
What the protests in Brazil and Greece tell us about world history.