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Digital Barbarism : A Writer's Manifesto - Mark Helprin

Digital Barbarism

A Writer's Manifesto

Paperback Published: 1st December 2010
ISBN: 9780061733123
Number Of Pages: 256

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

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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.

Prefacep. xi
The Acceleration of Tranquility: Civilization and Velocityp. 1
Death on a Red Horse: The First Targets of the Barbarians Are Copyright and the Individual Voicep. 21
Notes on Virginia: Reclaiming Jefferson and Taking Care of Macaulayp. 101
The Espresso Book Machine: Using Machines to Hold Machines in Checkp. 142
Property as a Coefficient of Liberty: Property is Not Antithetical to Virtuep. 165
Convergence: Wait as Long as You Want, It Will Not Comep. 182
Parthian Shot: Calling Barbarism for What It Isp. 200
Notesp. 219
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780061733123
ISBN-10: 0061733121
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st December 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 20.3  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.54