Audio 05.09.2019 50:48

Big Tech and Human Freedom: James Poulos on The Federalist Radio Hour

Poulos joins Ben Domenech to discuss Silicon Valley's impact on sex, reproduction, politics, and our humanity.

James Poulos joins Ben Domenech on The Federalist Radio Hour for an in-depth look at how digital technology—and the dominant tech firms—are changing the way Americans live.

“There is a prevalent and sincere belief that people are bad and they cannot be trusted to communicate with each other in an uncontrollable way,” says Poulos. “There is genuine fear that the only way to hold a peaceful world together in a digital age is to build robot masters that are programed with a woke religion to ensure people are pure and virtuous.”

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James Poulos is is Executive Editor of The American Mind. He is the author of The Art of Being Free (St. Martin’s Press, 2017), contributing editor of American Affairs, and a fellow at the Center for the Study of Digital Life. He is a 2010 Publius Fellow with the Claremont Institute.

Ben Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist, and host of the Federalist Radio Hour. He was previously a fellow at The Manhattan Institute and a senior fellow at The Heartland Institute; editor in chief of The City, an academic journal on faith and culture; and a speechwriter for HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson and U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas. His writing has been published in The Wall Street JournalThe Daily BeastPoliticoCommentary, and many others. He is a 2014 Lincoln Fellow with the Claremont Institute.

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