The Atlantic Summaries and Reviews

See all summaries and reviews from The Atlantic at a glance.

Xi Jinping is using artificial intelligence to enhance his government’s totalitarian control – and he’s exporting this technology to regimes around the globe.

Ross Andersen

The Atlantic, 2020

9
How the pandemic broke online shopping

Amanda Mull

The Atlantic, 2020

8
Disinformation campaigns used to require a lot of human effort, but artificial intelligence will take them to a whole new level.

Renee DiResta

The Atlantic, 2020

9
The company’s founder says in an interview that he wants it to be “a window” on the world. A Republican senator says it is a “Trojan horse.”

MIchael Schuman

The Atlantic, 2020

8
The firms are all too eager to help the government manage the coronavirus crisis.

Franklin Foer

The Atlantic, 2020

8

Ian Bogost

The Atlantic, 2020

8
Black and white are both historically created racial identities – and whatever rule applies to one should apply to the other.

Kwame Anthony Appiah

The Atlantic, 2020

8

McKay Coppins

The Atlantic, 2020

8
A guide to making sense of a problem that is now too big for any one person to fully comprehend

Ed Yong

The Atlantic, 2020

9
Theater, an industry full of optimists, is reckoning with a heartbreaking realization.

Helen Lewis

The Atlantic, 2020

8