Commentary and OpEds / Huffington Post / In The News
(This originally appeared as “The Dictator’s Dead Pool for 2013” on the Huffington Post.) The world rarely mourns dead dictators. The death of an authoritarian ruler usually means chaos and more suffering for the people they ruled. A year ago I drafted a list of the aging and sickly […]
Commentary and OpEds / In The News / Slate
(This post originally appeared as “Let’s Build Democracy Robots” on Slate. Read Jillian York’s great retort “No We Should Not Build Pro-Democracy Twitter Bots“) Most Twitter users try to ignore messages from robot accounts. But maybe we should be putting bots to work for a more noble cause—democracy. One estimate […]
Books / Publications
My book The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy now available as a Creative Commons release from Oxford University Press. Oxford has provided a publication quality PDF for download.