The Editors

  • Issue 10

    TABLE  of  CONTENTS Editorial To Fellow Travelers There may be a sense in which the Greek crisis is indeed our era’s Bolshevik Revolution or Spanish Civil War, namely that it has become the destination…

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  • What Is Privacy For?
    A Panel Discussion

    Nearly every day we are told that our privacy is under some fresh attack. But are we entering a new and treacherous phase in our relationship with privacy, or should we welcome, as some…

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  • Issue 9 Release Party

    Dear Friends of The Point, After a nearly one-year hiatus, The Point release party is back! Please join us on Saturday, January 24th at the Experimental Station in Hyde Park to celebrate Issue 9.…

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  • The Social Network

    Why, notwithstanding all the grave warnings, do informed people (more and more of them all the time) continue to join social networks and then to stay on them? Perhaps the growth of social networks demonstrates the importance of a desire the social contract theorists tended not to make much of—and which, more often than not, seems to supersede our desire for privacy or independence: the desire, that is, to be social.

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  • Issue 9

    LETTER On the Social Network Our existing social networks turn out to be antisocial: they all represent ways of avoiding—rather than participating in—the struggle for recognition. ESSAYS Hell: The New Strategy for Dealing with…

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  • An Interview with Michael Lemonick

    Michael Lemonick is a science journalist who has spent the last several years focusing on climate change, writing over fifty cover stories for Time magazine as well as six books, the most recent of…

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  • The New Humanities

    No doubt we are thankful to science for “proving” that it is a different experience to read To the Lighthouse than it is to read The Da Vinci Code. But surely the cognitive turn must offer something more than this.

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  • Issue 8

    LETTER On the New Humanities No doubt we are thankful to science for “proving” that it is a different experience to read To the Lighthouse than it is to read The Da Vinci Code. But surely…

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  • Point Issue 7 Release Party

    Dear Friends of The Point, Please join editors, writers and readers of The Point to celebrate the release of Issue 7 on Saturday, November 9th in Bridgeport (1200 West 35th Street, a couple of blocks west of Morgan).…

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  • Letter on Security

    The N.S.A. has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your emails…

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