Are the Pirates in the Vanguard of a New Politics?
Jun 08, 2009, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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