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The Right to Communicate

Essay by Daithí Mac Síthigh, a response to Freedom of Listening, by Lewis Hyde Lewis Hyde’s thoughtful essay on network neutrality and the trials of 18th-century preachers-without-pulpits is a timely reminder that the issue of net neutrality is not one that should be the sole business of a small group of Internet activists and lobbyists. […]

Freedom of Listening: An Eighteenth Century Root for Net Neutrality

Essay by Lewis Hyde, with a response by Daithi Mac Sithigh In 1739 the Methodist minister George Whitefield arrived in Philadelphia to preach evangelical Protestantism. At first the local clergy shared their pulpits with the visitor, but soon they turned against him and forced him to deliver his message in the streets and fields. Benjamin […]