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Interesting but at times a bit disingenuous,
This review is from: Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age (Hardcover)
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This is a good, 'easy read' from an American writer who sees the future in terms of peer to peer networks, as typified by the internet, where there is a free, [supposedly] anarchic exchange of- and access to- information that shapes 21st century society for the better. He writes this system large to encompass the operations of societies outside of cyberspace but, of course, still inextricably linked to it.
I liked this book but there was a growing unease reading it that we had here another US neoliberal 'libertarian' trying to adopt leftist anarchist principles and moulding them to their own- still power-down capitalistic- agenda. That's my personal feeling anyway. Whatever this is an engaging book, well-written and with some thought provoking ideas, just be prepared to read between the lines a little...