Tom Valovic

Tom Valovic

Tom Valovic is a writer/journalist and the author of "Digital Mythologies" which examined the relationship between the Internet and the political process. He has written articles for the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Examiner, Media Studies Journal, Annals of Earth, and other publications.

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If enough Americans start asking these kinds of questions and demanding answers, then perhaps we'll see a glimmer of hope for real transformative change at this unprecedented crossroads in our nation's history. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images) Views
Monday, November 02, 2020
Three Questions That Didn't Get Asked During the Presidential Debates (and Probably Never Will)
If you watched the last and final presidential debate, you may have been as gratified as I was to see that some deeper questions about climate change finally made it into the mix. Better late than never. But after the debate, I found myself considering the kinds of questions that could have been...
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So we wait and hope, while speaking truth to power and doing our best to re-imagine a truly transformational way of living that can take us into what Quinn calls "humanity's next great adventure." (Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) Views
Friday, June 12, 2020
America Needs Deep Cultural and Political Renewal—Is it Even Possible?
What's happened to American culture over the last 30 years? What might be called "human values"—a shorthand for the best aspirational system of values thought to have permeated Western society—seem to have fallen by the wayside. While we look to our dysfunctional political systems to reverse...
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Sunday, September 22, 2019
Google Becomes Evil
For many years, public perception of Google was that of a friendly giant with its techno-hippie ethos and stated agenda to make the world a better place. Whether through direct self-promotion or just the curious mythology of all things digital, this notion came to be widely believed by the general...
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Sunday, August 05, 2018
Humanity’s Pickle: A Penchant for Undeserving Leaders
Nothing has highlighted the fact that nations and governments often do a poor job of choosing leaders over the long arc of history than seeing Donald Trump and Putin holding court in a spectacle that could only be described as theater of the absurd. Given such a troubling turn of events, it seems...
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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Is Artificial Intelligence Too Dehumanizing to Succeed?
Does all the hype about AI sound just a little too familiar? If you’re old enough to remember the first beginnings of the Internet and the dotcom bubble, you might also remember the tsunami of hype that attended these events as they unfolded. Wired magazine made endlessly breathless predictions...
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Friday, June 23, 2017
The Militarization of Culture: A Short History
Are you interested in patterning your dietary and culinary habits after the chefs that serve CIA officers and staff? I’m guessing probably not. But the well-known and well-advertised education purveyor Great Courses seems to think so. You’ve probably seen their ads in major news magazines. The...
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Negotiating with Crazy: The Fine Art of Disconnection
As a former magazine editor, I'm a news and politics junkie. That means I scoop up anything and everything I can on the state of the world, and especially US politics given our unusual predicament as American citizens now living in “cloud cuckoo land”, to invoke the great British expression. That...
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