How technology disrupted the truth

One Monday morning last September, Britain woke to a depraved news story. The prime minister, David Cameron, had committed an “obscene act with a dead pig’s head”, according to the Daily Mail.

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The Colonial Roots Of Hindutva ‘Nationalism’

For Indians of my age who grew up on the cusp of Independence, nationalism was in the air we breathed. Nat­ionalism was not something problematic. It was an identity with the nation and its society. The identity and consciousness of being Indian did not initially need to be defined.

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The revolution wasn’t televised: The early days of YouTube

This piece is part of Mashable Spotlight, which presents in-depth looks at the people, concepts and issues shaping our digital world. All that changed in about 20 months. That was the period in which three former PayPal employees created YouTube on Feb. 14, 2005 and sold it to Google for $1.

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Utopia and Its Discontents (Zizek in Discussion- LARB)

Utopia and Its Discontents

SLAWOMIR SIERAKOWSKI is the founder and leader of Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique), an Eastern European movement of liberal intellectuals, artists, and activists, with branches in Ukraine and Russia. He is also the director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw and the president of the Stanislaw Brzozowski Association, overseeing its publishing house; its online opinion site; cultural centers in Warsaw, Gdansk, Lodz, and Cieszyn, in Poland, and in Kiev, Ukraine; and 20 local clubs. He spoke to Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek after the Charlie Hebdo murders about the future of Europe, the Ukraine, capitalism, and the West.

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