If You Build It They Will Come” is a paper by Tim Dunlop about how bloggers can be a new kind of public intellectuals who engage in dialogue with the public rather than talking to them. Tim Dunlop’s PhD (finished a couple of years ago, started Before Blogs) was very relevantly on deliberative democracy and the role of intellectuals within such a structure, and his weblog, The Road to Surfdom, is an interesting read, too.

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  1. Norman

    Interesting, perhaps, but Tim does tend to let his “true believer” status dominate his intellect. Still, he’s human, so we shouldn’t be too hard about that.

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