From mid-2017 until it was shuttered in December 2018, I was the Books & Arts editor of
The Weekly Standard. I am
also a contributing editor to
National Affairs and
Before joining the Standard, I spent more than a
decade as editor of
New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society, a quarterly journal published by the
Center for the Study of Technology and
Society in partnership with the
and Public Policy Center (EPPC). I cofounded the journal and was its managing editor for
three and a half years years before taking over as editor in early 2007. I
was also the editor of the
New Atlantis Books series,
producing six books. And I was also a fellow at EPPC and the editor of
Big Questions Online.
I moved to Washington in 1995 to study political science at
American University. I have worked on Capitol Hill and for various think tanks,
and also in a corporate lobbying office and as a consultant.
I grew up in Hillsborough
Township, New Jersey.
@TBDculture and @AdamKeiper.
Figure," The Weekly Standard,
June 18, 2018. (Short review of Joseph Crespino's
Atticus Finch: The Biography.)
Chaos," The Weekly Standard,
May 14, 2018. (Short review of Chris Buckley's
The Judge Hunter.)
and Perpetuation," The Weekly Standard,
May 7, 2018. (Review of Jonah Goldberg's
Suicide of the West.)
Up, They Explained: The Google Monoculture," The Weekly Standard,
August 21/28, 2017.
Implants and Transhuman Nightmares" (video), a lecture at a conference
hosted by Princeton University's James Madison Program in American Ideals
and Institutions, May 23, 2017. (A mirror of the video is
- "Before You Roll Up Your
Sleeves," Philanthropy, Winter 2017. (Review of the book What
Quiet Man Behind the Computer Revolution," Philanthropy, Summer
2016. (Review of the biography
for Freedom," Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2016.
Transformative Impact of Robotics and Automation" (congressional
testimony before the Joint Economic Committee), May 25, 2016.
- "Will a Robot
Take Your Job?" (policy discussion), Cato Institute, April 20, 2016.
Beat" (a review of the musical Hamilton, written with Caitrin
Keiper), The Weekly Standard, issue dated November 23, 2015. (See
also this piece
about Hamilton for Acculturated, September 25, 2015.)
- "The Public Interest at 50,"
National Affairs, Fall
2015. (See also "Our
Conservative Magazines," WeeklyStandard.com, November 6, 2015.)
- "Innovation and Religion, Today and Tomorrow," afterword for
Religion and Innovation: Antagonists or Partners?, edited by Donald
A. Yerxa (Bloomsbury, 2015). (Tiny excerpt
the Difference?" (blog post), TheNewAtlantis.com, September 25, 2015.
to Apologize for Eugenics," National Review Online, November
Rees, R.I.P.," National Review Online, September 23, 2014.
Bradley Week Appreciation for Bill Schambra," National Review Online,
June 18, 2014.
Gettysburg Address," National Review Online, November 21, 2013.
and the Search for Meaning," Acculturated, October 28, 2013.
- A few blog posts about Amy and Leon Kass's series of e-books on the U.S.
George Washington's Birthday,
New Atlantis Turns Ten," National Review Online, May 20,
Record of Our 'Scientist in Chief'" (with Brendan P. Foht), The New
Atlantis, Winter/Spring 2013.
Decades after We Last Left the Moon," National Review Online,
December 14, 2012.
Spring, Fifty Years Later," National Review Online, September
on Stem Cell Lawsuit" (with Brendan P. Foht), National Review
Online, September 17, 2012.
Szasz, R.I.P.," National Review Online, September 12, 2012.
and Obama Debate Science Policy," National Review Online,
September 7, 2012.
Civilization Day, Not Earth Day" National Review Online, April
Paul Allen," Philanthropy, Fall 2011.
Problem with 'Friendly' Artificial Intelligence" (with Ari N. Schulman),
The New Atlantis, Summer 2011. (Reprinted in
Science, Virtue, and
the Future of Humanity, Peter A. Lawler and Marc D. Guerra, eds.
[Rowman and Littlefield, 2015].)
Dangerous Flirtation with the Anti-Vaccine Movement," National Review Online,
September 13, 2011.
Dutton, R.I.P.," National Review Online, December 28, 2010.
Cells, Life, and the Law" (with Yuval Levin), National Review Online,
August 25, 2010.
Human Genome and the Human Being," National Review Online, August
Philanthropy, Winter 2010, pp. 26-36. (See also the
letters section of the Summer 2010 issue of
and the Futurists," Wall Street Journal, January 8, 2010.
Folly is Forever," Wall Street Journal, October 22, 2009.
in Space," National Review Online, August 6, 2009.
Cells, Science, and Ethics," National Review Online, March 9,
and the Obama Administration," The New Atlantis, Winter
2009, pp. 9-12.
Synapse and the Soul," Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2008, p. A19.
NASA," National Review Online, February 4, 2008.
- "March of
the Machines," Wall Street Journal, June 7, 2007, p. D7.
- "Nanoethics as
a Discipline?," The New Atlantis, Winter 2007, pp. 55-67.
(See also "Debating
Nanoethics," The New Atlantis, Summer 2007, pp. 5-14.)
- "The Age of
Neuroelectronics," The New Atlantis, Winter 2006, pp.
4-41. (Reprinted in Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future, Sean A. Hays and Jason
Scott Robert, eds. [Springer, 2013] and also in
Potential, and Problems, James Giordano, ed. [CRC, 2012].)
- "A Vast
Conspiracy?" National Review, October 10, 2005, pp. 48-49.
and Artistry: Can Robots Be Creative?" In Character, Volume 1,
Number 3, Spring 2005, pp. 68-77.
- Some blogging on nanotechnology I did from the National Academy of
5 (Feb. 9-11, 2005).
video tribute to Iraq's brave voters, January 30, 2005.
- "Science and
Congress," The New Atlantis, Number 7, Fall 2004/Winter 2005, pp.
19-50. (This essay discusses the Office of Technology Assessment, also the
subject of a
letter I wrote for the January/February 2006 issue of the Bulletin of
- Liveblogging from the
Foresight Institute's 2004 Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology (October 22-24,
2004), with video and pictures.
Much Spotty Thinking," The New York Sun, July 29, 2004.
NASA Revolution," National Review Online, July 20, 2004.
- "Who Is Politicizing Science? Understanding the Interactions and Interests in Science and Politics"
(conference remarks), George Marshall Institute, March 23, 2004.
Nanotech Schism," The New Atlantis, Winter 2004, pp.
- "The Right
Plan," The New Atlantis, Winter 2004, pp. 86-90. (See also
the debate I moderated on February 5, 2004 between
Park, a vocal critic of all manned spaceflight, and
Zubrin, a proponent of ambitious human activity in space. You
can read the transcript and see pictures by
here. Their remarks were edited into articles in the Winter 2004 issue
of The New Atlantis: Park on "The
Virtual Astronaut" and Zubrin on "The
Red Planet: Reaching Out to Mars," The Weekly Standard, issue dated February 2, 2004.
NASA's Earthbound Critics," The American Enterprise Online, January 22, 2004.
and Space Exploration," Washington Journal, C-SPAN, January
to Mars," National Review Online, January 9, 2004.
Alien Question," National Review Online, January 7, 2004. (Review of
Holy Land by Robert Zubrin.)
- "A New
Vision for NASA," The New Atlantis, Fall 2003, pp. 3-22.
- "The Nanotechnology Revolution,"
The New Atlantis, Summer 2003, pp. 17-34.
- "Commemorating Attacks,"
National Review Online, September 6, 2002.
Gets Beamed Out," National Review Online, July 26, 2002.
Cloning Debate Redefined," Brainwash (America's Future
Foundation), January 2002.
- After the Florida screw-up on Election Day in 2000, I created a presidential election "Choose-Your-Own-Adventure"
site called Election
2000 Final Decision. (It was mentioned in
few newspaper articles.) It's interesting to revisit it now — as a
reminder of the gap between how different an event appears while it is
happening and later in our recollection. Many of the contingencies I outlined that seemed
plausible at the time now sound plain silly.
- The speech I delivered at American University's 1999 commencement ceremony
can be reached at mag [at] adamkeiper.com.
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