“Martin Gurri anticipated it, according to economist and academic Arnold Kling. The people and the elites that run the major hierarchical institutions of the industrial age—government, political parties, and the media—have definitively lost the informational power balance.
The Revolt of the Public describes how insurgencies have rallied millions of common people around the world, made possible by digital technology and a wide information environment.
The Revolt of the Public, which was first released in 2014, is now available in an updated edition that thoroughly analyzes Donald Trump’s unlikely ascent to the president and Brexit’s political victories. The book ends with a speculative look toward the future in which it is questioned if the current elite class can improve the democratic process and whether new organizational principles that are digitally adapted can emerge from the current political unrest.”