Sean Young
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Cory Doctorow: The Little Brother
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Doctorow: Here and Now!
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While there are many reasons why I think Doctorow’s original contribution is flawed, his analysis is quite valid though. The fact that the government may have to take more extreme measures in the near future to counter attack extreme actions done by activists isn’t that implausible. In fact, if young people of newer generations were to commit greater, bigger, and more potentially violent acts of protest, the government may have no choice but to ultimately “silence” them for the “greater good” of the country. Doctorow’s character, Marcus, is nearly killed, and many other innocent young people were kept secretly hostage because the government thought these young kids were trying to create a social movements through the means of terrorism. This could actually happen in today’s reality, or at least in the near future. If anything, even an expert such as Piven has many points similar to Doctorow’s analysis.

 

 
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