Operation City on a Hill: The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium
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The title is taken from a book by Martin Gurri. This episode deals with the phenomenon behind why a certain segment of the public is sticking behind Donald despite the mounting evidence of corruption surrounding his administration. It then focuses on the question of Liberal Democracy's survival.
"All over the world, elite institutions from governments to media to academia are losing their authority and monopoly control of information to dynamic amateurs and the broader public. This book, until now only in samizdat (and Kindle) form, has been my #1 handout for the last several years to anyone seeking to understand this unfolding shift in power from hierarchies to networks in the age of the Internet." --Marc Andreessen, co-founder, Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz
"We are in an open war between publics with passionate and untutored interests and elites who believe they have the right to guide those publics. Gurri asks the essential question: can liberal representative democracy survive the rise of the publics?" --Roger Berkowitz, Founder and Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center, Professor of Politics and Human Rights at Bard College.