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Local & Urban Public Spheres

May 30th, 2010

The Disintegration of the Public Sector: Recasting Public Conversation

Submitted by Tony Judt, New York University

One striking consequence of the disintegration of the public sector has been an increased difficulty in comprehending what we have in common with others. We are familiar with complaints about the ‘atomizing’ impact of the internet: if everyone selects gobbets of knowledge and information that interest them, but avoids exposure to anything else, we do [...]

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