The Most Pernicious Misconception About Democracy Is That We Think We Are Living in One

In my latest column for Medium, I talk to critically-acclaimed novelist and political scientist Malka Older about the hidden forces shaping the future of democracy:

https://medium.com/s/thenewnew/the-most-pernicious-misconception-about-democracy-is-that-we-think-we-are-living-in-one-dd3d9418faa6

We need to be more intentional about creating fair institutions, rather than ceding them to the powerful. In Older's words, "We should never consider our governance system done; we can always work to make it better and more adapted to the moment."

Complement with Cory Doctorow on networks of power and the power of networks in Bandwidth, what The Truman Show can teach us about filter bubbles, and how I make sense of tech and geopolitics. You might also like my reading recommendations.

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