The Best Articles in Politics
The most useful articles and videos in Politics from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Politics Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Politics by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- How to Wage Philosophical Warfare
- Revealed: the hacking and disinformation team meddling in elections
- Ukraine's Secret Weapons: Dispatches From Volunteers and Foreign Fighters
- ‘We Knew We Were on the Precipice’
- David Hume’s Guide to Today’s Politics
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Ethical dilemma: Whose life is more valuable?
Puzzle through a classic ethical dilemma and decide: how do we determine the value of a life, whether human or non-human?--To protect against a possible resu...
Why do the worst people rise to power?
Why do the worst people rise to power? University College London professor Brian Klaas responds.Subscribe to Big Think on YouTube ► https://www.youtube.com/c...
Judy Samuelson on strengthening trust in institutions
Aspen Institute Business and Society program executive director Judy Samuelson says that, to build trust in institutions, we need to know that business is pu...
Charlie Dent on trust and disagreement in Congress
Polarization and gridlock have caused Americans’ confidence in government to dwindle. Moreover, they do not believe that their elected officials are responsi...
Balaji Srinivasan: How to Fix Government, Twitter, Science, and the FDA
Balaji Srinivasan is an angel investor, tech founder, philosopher, and author of The Network State: How to Start a New Country. He was formerly the CTO of Co...
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A beginner's guide to global artificial intelligence policy
Neural's long-running Begginer's Guide To Artificial Intelligence gets a modern update discussing policy and regulation around the globe.
«Putin, speaking to Russian students in 2017, said “whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”»
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How to avoid sharing bad information about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Even well-meaning attempts to participate in the news can play into bad actors’ campaigns.
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Governance of superintelligence
Now is a good time to start thinking about the governance of superintelligence—future AI systems dramatically more capable than even AGI.
How to Think About Politics Without Going Insane
The first thing every human learns about politics is that there are things you can say that will make people hate you, and things you can say that will make people approve of you. What those things…
OpenAI Could Quit Europe Over New AI Rules, CEO Warns
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said his company could “cease operating” in the E.U. if it is unable to comply with the provisions of planned AI rules.
Russia Has a Vodka Addiction. So Does Vladimir Putin
The Russian leader is famously sober. There’s a reason that his country isn’t.
The Law of the Sea
As the world contends with climate change, we must establish new expectations of, and investments in, the sea.
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How to Wage Philosophical Warfare
You’ve probably heard the words “modernism” and “postmodernism” before.
David Hume’s Guide to Today’s Politics
The primary social forces disrupting American society today are modern versions of two false religions.
Xi Jinping Says He Is Preparing China for War
The world should take him seriously.
Faith in democracy: millennials are the most disillusioned generation ‘in living memory’
Young people’s faith in democratic politics is lower than any other age group, and millennials across the world are more disillusioned with democracy than Generation X or baby boomers were at the same…
The stubborn sexism of American politics
It’s not just Don Lemon. When it comes to women in leadership roles, the discourse is broken.
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Sketches from Ukraine
The stores were all full. We noticed it in our first minutes in Ukraine. We’d crossed the border from Poland in early December, and after passing through the Polish checkpoint, then the Ukrainian…
Clarence Thomas Secretly Accepted Luxury Trips From GOP Donor
Island-hopping on a superyacht. Private jet rides around the world. The undisclosed gifts to Thomas have no known precedent in the modern history of the Supreme Court. “It’s incomprehensible to me…
‘We Knew We Were on the Precipice’
The inside story of how Washington navigated the run-up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine — the shocking intelligence, the skepticism and the building of an international coalition — as told by the…
Ukraine's Secret Weapons: Dispatches From Volunteers and Foreign Fighters
A journey through the strange, semiprofessional world of volunteers and foreign fighters who, one year into Russia’s invasion, are risking everything to defeat the invaders.
Revealed: the hacking and disinformation team meddling in elections
Unit led by Tal Hanan that boasts vast army of bots exposed by undercover reporters and leaked emails
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Columnist, @NYTOpinion Author, "Why We're Polarized" Host of "The Ezra Klein Show" podcast
Author Sunday Times Bestseller 'Values, Voice & Virtue' & S. Times Bestseller 'National Populism'. I share thoughts weekly on Substack http://mattgoodwin.substack.com
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