... Sunstein worries that the conception of free speech emerging in today’s communications market emphasizes “an architecture of control…by which each of us can select a [customized] free-speech package.” ... The resulting self-segregation creates numerous small republics of like-minded individuals of the sort Montesquieu preferred, but the founders considered “destructive of self-government….”So how does this differ from the time when there were Republican papers and Democratic papers and some people read only one and others only the other one.? Or the people I met recently whose only sources of news were the NYT, PBS News, and MSNBC? Self-segregation hardly began with the internet.
Friday, March 27, 2009
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... you decide: The Internet: Foe of Democracy? (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)