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Self-Sabotaging Social Systems

A bunch of interesting stuff I’ve read and heard over the past week has prompted me to discern an underlying theme—the capacity within a social system to sabotage itself even as its adherents strive to more fully implement its ideals in practice. 1,391 more words


Review of Kuhn and Kleis Nielsen's Political Journalism in Transition

My review of Kuhn and Kleis Nielsen’s Political Journalism in Transition has just been published in Media, Culture & Society. 1,727 more words

Press Freedom

Freedom to Read

Starting on Sunday, February 22nd, is FREEDOM TO READ week! According to the website, the purpose is to encourage “Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms… 156 more words

Banned Books

Is Civil Discourse Possible?

I have been struck lately by the lack of civility on comments, Tweets, and posts that show up on the internet. I know it doesn’t come as a shock to anyone that there is seems to be no place for ideas and opinions to be discussed without insults and snark flying. 770 more words


#UnaMiradaDesdeAfuera: A rare misfire from @prodavinci

This was a tough post to write. I love the work that ‘the folks at Prodavinci do, but man, their latest gimmick really rubbed me the wrong way. 2,300 more words


Shaking up the structure

Based on: Castells, Manuel. The New Public Sphere: Global Civil Society, Communication Networks, and Global Governance 

Manuel Castells writes in his article about the emergence of the new public sphere. 552 more words

An Attack on Democracy

This Morning, at approximately  seven am, six Gardai arrested Socialist Party TD Paul Murphy, at the same time Gardai arrested two other Socialist Party/AAA Councillors from the Tallaght area, a member of Eirigi was also arrested.   244 more words

Henry Silke