Tag Archives: Democracy

Taiwan Views: Democracy And The Digital World

DW Documentary (January 20, 2023) – For Taiwanese Minister of Digital Affairs Audrey Tang, democracy is itself a technology. This film shines a light on Taiwan’s political history, as well as the country’s contemporary experience of democracy. Taiwan deployed innovative technologies in the battle against Covid-19.

Minister of Digital Affairs Audrey Tang worked with the tech community and civil society to successfully stem the spread of the virus. This was partly due to citizens’ direct involvement in the solving of political problems. Taiwan is rethinking democracy. Digital applications and new technologies are having a democratizing impact.

A look back at Taiwan’s recent history makes it clear how the World Wide Web plays a crucial role in the fight for democracy. The documentary also focuses on Taiwan’s desire for national sovereignty and civil rights. It also considers the threat posed by China, which views the democratic island of Taiwan as part of the People’s Republic and is pursuing plans to annex the territory.

Covers: The New Criterion Magazine – October 2022

The New Criterion

October 2022

Affirmative action & the law a symposium


The American affirmative-action regime  by Frank Resartus
An agenda for Congress  by Gail Heriot
The Voting Rights Act after six decades  by James Piereson
Facially neutral, racially biased  by Wen Fa & John Yoo
Democracy & the Supreme Court  by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

New poems  by William Logan, Jessica Hornik & Peter Vertacnik

Analysis: Threats To U.S. Democracy, Pandemic Economies, Video Games

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how to think about the threat to American democracywhich economies have done best and worst during the pandemic (10:33) and whether video games really are addictive (17:34).

2021: Five Major Stories Shaping The World (Video)

The World in 2021 will start to look beyond covid-19: to the launch of an asteroid-smashing space probe, the next step in the fight against climate change and China’s supremacy at the box office. Here are five stories to watch out for.

Video timeline: 00:00 – Top five stories for 2021 00:39 – Democracy under threat 04:17 – The electric revolution revs up 06:55 – A chance to turn a corner on climate change 10:39 – China v Hollywood: battle of the box offices 14:40 – Defending the planet

World News Podcast: The Resiliency Of Democracy, Nordic Politics & Diego Maradona (Economist)

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how resilient is democracy? Nordic politics (11:00) and remembering Diego Maradona (19:34)