Is freedom a threat to democracy? That’s the provocative question Assistant Professor J. Peder Zane, Department of Media & Communications, asks in his Sept. 14 article published in The International New York Times. To find the answer, he mixes his own analysis with insights drawn from interviews with some of the nation’s top thinkers including Francis Fukuyama of Stanford University, Peter H. Schuck of Yale Law School and Marc J. Dunkelman of Brown University.
“People often think of violent repressive regimes as the great threats to liberty and democracy,” Zane said. “I wrote this article to explore how the explosion of individual choice – especially through new technologies that empower each of us to define our lives apart from the traditional structures of neighborhood and government- is fraying the fabric of community subtly and profoundly.”
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