Information Technology and the Dream of Democratic Renewal

Langdon Winner

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Langdon Winnen is one of the country’s leading thinkers on the social and political issues surrounding technological change. He says that since September 11th, Americans have become deeply aware that the modern technology we value so highly can turn against us. We have dealt with that fear, with an even greater reliance on technology. The result, he says, is an even higher level of mistrust.

Langdon Winner is professor of political science at Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute in New York