Freedom and Obedience

Part III: Freedom and Obedience in the Teachings of St. Sophrony AMONG the various schools of political thought that formed in the 19th and 20th century, each one may be seen to either gravitate toward collectivism or individualism. The former has appeared under an assortment of names: sobornost, communism, and socialism. Individualism is often misnomered …

Algorithms and Anthropology

Part I: Freedom and Obedience in the Teachings of St. Sophrony IN 2009, London’s Telegraph reported that the residents of a small parish in Buckinghamshire had blocked Google’s Street View vehicle from entering their village, citing privacy concerns. Google’s vice president for maps responded with incredulity, adding that Google’s mission was merely “about giving people …