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James Poulos

James Poulos is a contributing editor of American Affairs, executive editor of the American Mind, a fellow at the Center for the Study of Digital Life, and the author of The Art of Being Free: How Alexis de Tocqueville Can Save Us from Ourselves (St. Martin’s Press, 2017).
Articles by James Poulos

McLuhanomics: The Medium versus the Market

Why has digital technology so scandalously betrayed the expectations set by market liberalism? What accounts for the vast divergence between the starring role digital tech was meant to play in the global consummation of market liberalism and the dis­ruptive, discrediting, disillusioning role it actually is playing? Why did liberal experts and liberal economics get it…

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Christopher Lasch and the Digital Return of Memory

If the headlines are to be believed, the instability and uncertainty of the global situation, especially in the West, is the dangerous result of the politics of nostalgia. From Europe to the United States, from Russia to Latin America, political analysis has been explaining today’s unanticipated resurgence of illiberal, reactionary, and na­tionalist…

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