The Political Power of the Internet

Andrew Sullivan provided an update today to Jonathan Alter’s article about the potential political power of the internet. Sullivan noted that:

Bob Wright describes how a combination of a) a third party in laptop (such as the effort reported by Jon Alter) and b) a timely dropping-out could lead to a quasi-parliamentary negotiated government and radical, elite-driven reforms. … The semi-paralyzing complexity comes when there isn’t one party in a laptop but five of them.”

Sullivan is referring to a video discussion between Robert Wrightwood and Micky Kaus on Bloggingheads.t.v. Take a look at their discussion and see whether you can figure out the point that they’re trying to make. I hardly can!

3 Responses to “The Political Power of the Internet”

  1. ict4peace Says:

    Can’t figure out what on earth *that* means, but perhaps http://ict4peace.wordpress.com/2006/06/01/blogging-from-prison/ makes better sense?

    Sanjana Hattotuwa

  2. disembedded Says:

    Yes, it does make better sense! Thanks for your comment, and I hope that other readers will take a look at the interesting website that you’ve suggested. Again, thanks very much!

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