The Web Won’t Topple Tyranny (New Republic)

March 25, 2004

In a provocative piece, Joshua Kurlantzick of the New Republic challenges the argument that the Internet is a powerful force for democracy. Instead he argues that the Internet has turned out to be a paper tiger against tyranny and authoritarian regimes, and that it may actually help to strengthen them. He insists that those who see the Internet as a revolutionary force for freedom are as misguided as the dot.commers who proclaimed that it would revolutionize business.

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