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Paul Socken

Dr. Paul Socken is Distinguished Professor Emeritus and founder of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Waterloo.

The Real Danger of AI

If you can’t tell the difference between authentic, profound human expression and machine-produced writing, then the fault lies not in the machine but in us.

Despair and Hope

Jews are a people of hope, not despair. The eternal people is not afraid of a long journey.

Speech Is Not Free

Because words, written and spoken, have enormous impact and influence on individuals and on nations, they must be used with precision and accuracy.

The Enemy is Ideology

To lie and distort for a cause or ideology is intellectually dishonest and morally bankrupt.

Extremism in Jewish Thought

Observing society in America and Israel today, especially in the political arena, we witness behavior more suited to alpha male chimpanzees than to a civilized society of enlightened men and women.

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