The Info War of All Against All
This topsy-turviness, where the old associations between words and images are being ripped apart and reconstituted in new ways, is not reserved to the right. Activists, spin doctors, propagandists, and preachers on all sides apprehend what they see as a unique moment to remake political meanings.
August 23, 2019
The Bright Side of Populism?
It may be seen, in southern Europe, that protest parties play a key role in renewing democratic systems—in particular by showing that there can be real alternatives. But that presumes that such parties leave behind the temptations of both populism and technocracy.
June 8, 2018
Can Liberal Democracy Survive Social Media?
Thanks to Twitter and Facebook, courageous voices pushing for change can make a huge mark on public discourse. But for the same reasons, the hucksters of hatred and the merchants of mendacity also have a much easier time undermining liberal democracies.
April 30, 2018