An important achievement of a writer is to accomplish the challenging task of accurately describing present conditions.

To do so from all angles is a mammoth task.

Despite this, Martin Gurri has managed to give a brilliant account of how the digital age has brought about the fall of established elites, who can no longer set agendas or command attention like they used to.

His book “The Revolt of the Public” shares the story of ordinary people across the world who questioned the methods of the elites and professionals, and discredited them when needed.

This resulted in revolutionary insurgencies enabled by the digital platforms.

The book studies whether democratic institutions can survive public assault in the long run.

Credits: Visakan on Twitter

TO DO: Read The Revolt of the Public by Martin Gurri.

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