(the) Political, Dewey-Lippmann Debate, Internet

The Phantom Public is Anonymous

Apart from the – nevertheless interesting – fuzz about electronic democracy and the overthrowing of political power through the internet, there is one perhaps even more interesting thing going on with regard to the current hacking tendency that followed the arrest of Julien Assange. With its existence it is modifying the famous debate between John Dewey and Walter Lippmann in a rather ironic way; although the ‘public’ is no longer unknown, it is most definitely Anonymous.  
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