A Blogger's Manifesto: Free Speech and Censorship in the Age of the Internet

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Anthem Press, Oct 15, 2007 - Political Science - 160 pages
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There was never such a thing as true freedom of speech. In the past, in order to speak freely you had to have access to a printing press, a newspaper, a radio or a TV station. Until now. The age of blogging has begun. The internet revolution has given us all a chance to be irreverent, blasphemous and ungrammatical in public. We can reveal secrets, blow whistles, spill beans or just make stuff up. The old elites don't like it. In fact, they really hate it. Should we fall silent? Absolutely not! Let's demand that modern liberal society lives by the principles it claims to embrace. Bloggers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your gags.

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Erik Ringmar is Professor at the National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. He is the author of ‘Interest, Identity & Action’ (CUP, 2007) and ‘Surviving Capitalism: How We Learned to Live with the Market and Remained Almost Human’ (Anthem, 2005). He holds a PhD in political science from Yale University.

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