Home

James Curran

James Curran
8 May 2011

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.

James Curran's Media and Democracy/Routledge

Postcard image info

James Curran's Media and Democracy/Routledge


Author: James Curran

Expose the ‘dark money’ bankrolling our politics

US Christian ‘fundamentalists’, some linked to Donald Trump and Steve Bannon, have poured at least $50m of ‘dark money’ into Europe over the past decade – boosting the far right.

That's just the tip of the iceberg: we've got many more leads to chase down. Find out more and support our work here.

Had enough of ‘alternative facts’? openDemocracy is different Join the conversation: get our weekly email

Comments

We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions.
Audio available Bookmark Check Language Close Comments Download Facebook Link Email Newsletter Newsletter Play Print Share Twitter Youtube Search Instagram