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Man vs. Machine

Political theater can be automated, but political virtue cannot

Man loves a mechanism. It is difficult not to love something created to obey. When a machine is well made, it will carry out our will automatically. We’ve been making complex machines since at least the 4th century BCE. Machines to move water, machines to move rock, machines to move needles and thread. Automata are machines that…

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Meg Conley

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