An illusion of transparency

A week ago, I was listening to The Ben Shapiro Show, a conservative podcast. For those familiar with Shapiro’s sharp wit and rapid...


Rediscovering democracy

It seems to me that more and more, we have come to expect less and less of each other. It’s a phrase from...


Democracy threatened by authoritarian ideas

In a previous version of this article the name of Lawrence Lessig’s book was incorrect, The Mercury regrets this error. America’s imperialist ambitions...


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