The author is a fine, crisp writer and the narrator is effective. A deep analysis of the changes in the credibility of authority brought on by communication tech. Not a fast read and best digested in bits but still highly recommended. The Audible edition was expertly narrated and my chosen consumption method.
Although its scope includes in-depth analysis of slightly earlier democratic negations as well as other world political events before those, the Revolt of The Public was written before the election and may as well have predicted its outcome. In Gurri's revised post conclusion when pondering the usefulness of debating whether democracy can be returned to its pre status quo, Gurri fatefully asks of the modern public, "How are legitimate elites selected in a Democratic society?
The right level of analysis on Trump isn't Trump at all, but the public that endowed him with a radical direction and temper and the decadent institutions that proved too weak to stand in his way. The U. The public craves meaning and identity. From its perspective, late modern society, including government, exist to frustrate this desire. Caught in the collision between extraordinary personal expectations and feeble but intrusive political institutions, the nation-state, here and elsewhere is splintering into socio-political shards that grow less intelligible to one another by the moment.
By: Martin Gurri. Narrated by: Tony Messano. Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins.
The Revolt of The Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium | monote
Categories: Non-fiction , Politics. If you submitted a title last month, I've rolled it over into the new poll. If you want to change your recommendation, just let me know. As always, it's essential that everyone who comes to the meeting reads the book in its entirety.