Was Orwell Right?
Who really benefits from the internet and social media technology? Evgeny Morozov delves into this question in his new book, Net Delusion: The Dark Side of the Internet. He argues that, contrary to common belief, this new technology often empowers Big Brother far more than the individual. It is not the young protestors and dissidents but rather the regimes in Teheran and Beijing that are the Web's greatest beneficiaries. Please join us on Thursday, January 13, for a spirited conversation with Evgeny Morozov and Susan Glasser, Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy, to be followed by a cocktail hour to celebrate the publication of Net Delusion. This event is co-sponsored by the New America Foundation and Foreign Policy. http://www.newamerica.net/events/2011/net_delusion