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Presentations / Video

Stanford Lecture: Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

Here is a link to my lecture + embedded slideshow on the digital origins of dictatorship and democracy at Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law Stanford University in March 2011.  

In The News / The Atlantic

The Atlantic: Chart of the Day

My “Who’s Next” chart got picked up as a “chart of the day” from The Atlantic.

Commentary Essays / In The News / Reuters

Reuters: Why Democracy Will Win

(This originally appeared as “Why Democracy Will Win” on the Reuters Commentary Wire.) The Day of Rage in Saudi Arabia was a tepid affair, and Libyan rebels have suffered strategic losses. Only two months ago, popular uprisings in Tunisia inspired Egyptians and others to take to the streets to demand political […]

In The News

The Atlantic: The Modern Recipe for Democracy

Chart of the Day: