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Revolt of the Public: A Reconsideration and George Floyd

Martin Gurri’s book now looks prophetic. It can teach us about the present crisis

In 2014, Martin Gurri published Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millenium. Gurri, a former CIA analyst, argues that the Internet did more than just enable new voices to be heard. He argued that it fractured any common notion of the public and dissipated authority. It was a brilliant book with exquisite timing. In 2014, most people still thought the Internet was primarily a…




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Evan J. Zimmerman

Evan J. Zimmerman

Chairman of Jovono, among other things. I don’t write medium posts, I write excellent ones.

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