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Liberation by Internet: How Technology Destroys Tyranny

  • Audio Mises Daily
September 20, 2008

Tags World HistoryInterventionismPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

As a decentralized communication system facilitating the sending and receiving of messages by billions of people, the Internet has greatly shifted the balance of power away from governments and toward sovereign individuals. Even in its early days, the Internet played a vital role in bringing about the downfall of the Soviet Union's government. Since then, it has catalyzed tremendous economic, social, and political liberation in countries ranging from Cuba to the United States, writes Gennady Stolyarov II.

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