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Ross Douthat on ‘Digital Barbarism – A Writer’s Manifesto’

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June 21, 2009

Where the critics of copyright perceive the Internet age as a potential Renaissance being blocked by overconsolidated corporations, Helprin worries, plausibly, that the spirit of perpetual acceleration threatens to carry all before it, frenzying our politics, barbarizing our language and depriving us of the kind of artistic greatness that isn’t available on Twitter feeds. The fact that he gave in to the frenzy himself is regrettable, but it doesn’t make him wrong.

via Book Review – ‘Digital Barbarism – A Writer’s Manifesto,’ by Mark Helprin – Review –

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