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Blogger's Manifesto Free Speech and Censorship in a Digital World

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ISBN-10: 1843312883

ISBN-13: 9781843312888

Edition: 2007

Authors: Erik Ringmar

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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. And everywhere you had to get past the editors. Only members of the elite ever did the articulate and well-behaved 'representatives' of ordinary people. But those ordinary people hardly, if ever, had a chance to speak publicly and freely. 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 really…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Anthem Press
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.10" wide x 7.80" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990

Erik Ringmar is Chaired Professor in the History and Theory of International Relations at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China. He has recently published The Mechanics of Modernity in Europe and East Asia: The Institutional Origin of Social Change and Stagnation (Routledge, 2009) and Liberal Babararism and the Destruction of the Palace of the Emperor of China (Paradigm, 2010).

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