Congratulations on being 10.
Also for having the vision to recognise the potential of the internet to enable a global conversation – and the inexhaustible energy and drive to reinvent yourself not once, not twice, but three times. And stay luminous as an international beacon for a decade.
Unfortunately, the proposition that advanced forms of democracy will prevail in 2050 is so absurd that it cannot be plausibly explained. It took over two centuries of struggle to secure often imperfect forms of democracy in parts of the world. ‘Open’, ‘pluralist’ democracy ‘over vast swathes’ is likely to take longer.
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James Curran's Media and Democracy/Routledge
Author: James Curran