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Are the Pirates in the Vanguard of a New Politics?

Jun 08, 2009, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

[ Thanks to Jimbo and the Jet Set for this link. ]

"I think this suggests a surprising understanding of what the bigger issues here are on the part of the Pirate Party, gives a clue as to where it is going, and why it struck a chord with so many voters.

"As I've noted many times in this blog, in the UK and elsewhere, we are seeing the rise of a new authoritarianism, mediated by technology, that cuts across traditional party divisions (for example, who would ever have believed that a UK Labour party would be more "right-wing" on ID cards and surveillance than the Conservatives?)"

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