Thursday, 15 September 2011

The Dangers of Digital Disobedience

Cyber-protest is cheap, digital disobedience easy. Democracy and the rule of law, however, are difficult and hard-won. The combination of a strong feeling that our cause is just combined with easy ways of making a point can blind us to the seriousness of breaking the covenant to stand under the law equally. Unless we remind ourselves just how precious the rule of law is, we are at risk of undermining the very basis of a free society by thousands of tiny tweets.
Article in latest fall edition of Literal magazine