The Dangers of Democracy: are we ready for the Internet?

For the original article, see Warning Sounded on Web’s Future

We live in frightening times, in times when decisions affecting the lives of millions are made based on circus contests in which rhetorical artifice trumps the art of rhetoric, in which form trumps content in an endless volley of statement and repartee.

Literacy in the internet world means so much more than multisyllabic intonation, it means filtering and verification, ideas which of themselves, imply focus and values.

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