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Is peer progressivism a new catchphrase?,
This review is from: Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age (Hardcover)
FYI: This review is based upon a uncorrected proof provided to me by the publisher.
Johnson's book is overtly political and progressive, but his arguments don't fit neatly into the standard left/right model. He is arguing for a new kind of politics - one he bases on the Internet and crowdsourcing. He uses fascinating examples - for example, how New York City solved the mystery of a faint maple syrup odor that showed up on several occasions - to argue for political solutions not coming from a hierarchical order, but from the collective wisdom of citizens themselves. Color me skeptical, but his arguments are earnest and worthy of discussion and consideration. His ideas are a future worth exploring.