Phil Agre’s Practical Republic (Because UCLA Finally Took his Pages Down)

Phil Agre wrote thoughtfully and critically about artificial intelligence and the role of technology in the political process (among other things).  The takeaways I have from this paper include

  1. Social skills are essential for anyone seeking influence in the political process
  2. A lot of political theory to date completely misses this essential point
  3. Issue entrepreneurship is a more effective path of influence for most individuals.
  4. Phil Agre was ~20 years ahead of his time

The attachment of the article is provided in the interest of the public good.

Agre – 2004 – The practical republic Social skills and the prog