L’homme est libre au moment qu’il veut l’être.

Man is free at the instant he wants to be.

Voltaire


This is a belated post, but an important one for updates.

I have recently drafted a review of Charles E. Cobb Jr’s book This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed. This will be completed published at Dissident Voice soon.

I have received a review copy of When Google Met Wikileaks, by Julian Assange, from the publisher – OR Books. This is fortunate, because it is not yet available in print from Amazon and I only tend to buy books in print. I am especially keen to review this for h+ Magazine, the top source for news and opinion on the transhumanist movement – a movement of technology enthusiasts whose position on issues at the heart of freedom and technology ought to be as well-informed as possible. Although of course I’ll come in on the side of Assange and WikiLeaks due to my anti-statist tendencies – that’s just the sort of political being I am at this point – the book essentially covers the clash of philosophies and views between WikiLeaks and Google.

With WikiLeaks representing the technological empowerment of individual citizens and Google representing the alignment of technology with immense corporate and statist power, I believe this book could foretell a great battle of ideologies that is going to shape the remainder of the Twenty-First Century.


By Harry J. Bentham

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