With a donation of $100, author Robert McChesney and CounterPunch are offering a hardcover copy of McChesney’s Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy. New York: (The New Press, 2013.) Order while supplies last.
Celebrants and skeptics alike have produced valuable analyses of the Internet’s effect on us and our world, oscillating between utopian bliss and dystopian hell. But according to Robert W. McChesney, arguments on both sides fail to address the relationship between economic power and the digital world. McChesney’s award-winning Rich Media, Poor Democracy skewered the assumption that a society drenched in commercial information is a democratic one. In Digital Disconnect, Robert McChesney offers a groundbreaking critique of the Internet, urging us to reclaim the democratizing potential of the digital revolution while we still can.