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Digital Barbarism : A Writer's Manifesto - Mark Helprin

Digital Barbarism

A Writer's Manifesto

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“A strange, wondrous, challenging, enriching book….Beautiful and powerful…you will not encounter another book like it.”

National Review online


In Digital Barbarism, bestselling novelist Mark Helprin (Winter’s Tale, A Soldier of the Great War) offers a ringing Jeffersonian defense of private property in the age of digital culture, with its degradation of thought and language and collectivist bias against the rights of individual creators. A timely, cogent, and important attack on the popular Creative Commons movement, Digital Barbarism provides rational, witty, and supremely wise support for the individual voice and its hard-won legal protections.

The acceleration of tranquility : civilization and velocity -- Death on a red horse : the first targets of the barbarians are copyright and the individual voice -- Notes on Virginia : reclaiming Jefferson and taking care of Macaulay -- The espresso book machine : using machines to hold machines in check -- Property as a coefficient of liberty : property is not antithetical to virtue -- Convergence : wait as long as you want, it will not come -- Parthian shot : calling barbarism for what it is.

ISBN: 9780061868320
ISBN-10: 0061868329
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 28th April 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia