Required Reading – July 29

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Birzer: “The Abolition of Man” at Age Seventy-Five

“In the modern world, though, we have trained the head and encouraged the heart, while neglecting the soul. Or, as Lewis so scathingly put it, we are producing men without chests. ‘In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.’ We have brought such horrors upon ourselves.”

Read more at The Imaginative Conservative.

Ross: Judge Orders Fusion GPS To Reveal Dossier Details In BuzzFeed Lawsuit

“Representatives of Fusion GPS must answer a broad array of questions about the opposition research firm’s role in creating, investigating and disseminating the infamous Steele dossier, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro issued the decision Tuesday in a defamation lawsuit a Russian tech executive filed against BuzzFeed News, which published the dossier on Jan. 10, 2017.”

Read more at Daily Caller.

Breland: MIT researcher warned Amazon of bias in facial recognition software

“An MIT researcher warned Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos last month that the company’s controversial facial recognition software is most inaccurate on women and individuals of color. […]  Amazon sells its facial recognition software, known as ‘Rekognition,’ to law enforcement agencies across the country.”

Read more at The Hill.

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