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100 1 Gershberg, Zachary,|d1980-|eauthor.
245 14 The paradox of democracy :|bfree speech, open media, and
perilous persuasion /|cZac Gershberg and Sean Illing.
264 1 Chicago :|bUniversity of Chicago Press,|c2022.
264 4 |c©2022
300 329 pages ;|c24 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 The Bias and the Disruption -- Mere Rhetoric: From Free
Speech to Bread and Circuses -- The News-Print Revolution
-- The Rise of the Public(s): From a Fuller World to
Morse's Macrocosm -- This Is Fascism -- Playing Checkers:
An Uneasy Triumph for Liberal Democracy -- The Death of
Liberal Democracy: Have We Got Fake(d) News for You --
Democracy, If We Can Keep It.
520 "In The Paradox of Democracy: New Media and the Eternal
Problem of Politics, Sean Illing and Zac Gershberg argue
that, although free speech and media has always been a
necessary condition of democracy, that very freedom also
is its greatest threat. Free speech gives those who would
destroy democracy license to mislead the public, using
whatever forms of media are available. New forms of media
offer opportunities to both supporters and critics of
democracy. Reaching back to the ancient Greeks and
continuing through media disruptions such as the invention
of the printing press, the growth of "yellow" journalism
and mass circulation newspapers, to new media today, they
contend that democracies have always been unsettled by
changes in media. The authors trace how each of these
changes have challenged democracy by providing new ways of
talking about politics and of reaching audiences with
often unsettling effects. They conclude by exploring what
kinds of communication facilitates and defends democracy
as changing technology overwhelms older forms of
communication"--|cProvided by publisher.
650 0 Mass media and public opinion.
650 0 Democracy|xPhilosophy.
650 0 Journalism|xPolitical aspects.
650 7 Democracy|xPhilosophy.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00890092
650 7 Journalism|xPolitical aspects.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00984078
650 7 Mass media and public opinion.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01011360
700 1 Illing, Sean D.,|eauthor.
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