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The Net Delusion

Katharine Crnko Jan 20, 2011

Title: The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom

Author: Evgeny Morozov

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Type: Non-Fiction

Released: January 4, 2011

Length: 432 pages

In his new book, The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom Evgenry Morozov examines the global use of the Internet and technology. Morozov’s book is an in-depth survey of recent history, and world’s varying degrees of content control. According to Stephen M. Walt, Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University: “If you thought that Facebook, Twitter, and the World Wide Web would trigger a new wave of democratic transformations, read this book and think again.”

In this spirited book, journalist and social commentator Evgeny Morozov shows that by falling for the supposedly democratizing nature of the Internet, Western do-gooders may have missed how it also entrenches dictators, threatens dissidents, and makes it harder–not easier–to promote democracy. —

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