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Monthly Archives: March 2014
If public opinion is a tyrant, does journalism still serve democracy?
Originally posted on Media Meditations:
Italy (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It may be surprising to hear that public opinion in a democracy can be tyrannical. In a democracy, we want to believe that public opinion will also be democratic. Yet, public…
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Has Putin’s claim to bring glory back to Russia masked his betrayal?
If Putin wanted to bring glory back to Russia, he would be doing the following. First, he would improve health care. Second, he would improve higher education. Third, he would create jobs. Fourth, he would free his … Continue reading
Posted in Government, military, statesmanship, strategy, Uncategorized, war Tagged China, Crimea, European Union, Putin, Russia, Sochi, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin 1 Comment
Surveillance and the experience of technological sin
Throughout the furore over the NSA revelations, one thing that has remained constant is the way that technology companies and technologists have expressed a certain naiveté over politics. I do not mean that they are unaware of politics. Instead, I … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, military, privacy, Uncategorized, war Tagged Bhagavad-Gita, Ethnography, Google Glass, History, National Security Agency, NSA, technology, Warfare and Conflict 3 Comments
Snowden, Manning and Tsarnaev: is the only difference a pressure cooker? (Part 2)
(This is the second part of an essay, the first part, published earlier can be found here.) If liberalism cannot satisfy the disgruntled individual, what will? Manning, Snowden and Tsarnaev attack on America has revealed liberalism’s limits in the social … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, education, Government Tagged Boston Marathon, Democracy, Snowden, Tsarnaev, United States, Wikipedia 4 Comments