APRIL 18, 2014
IN A NEW experiment in comparative reviewing, editors Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Megan Shank arranged for three reviews of Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground by Emily Parker. Parker is a digital diplomacy advisor and senior fellow at the New America Foundation, and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, New Republic, Far Eastern Economic Review, Project Syndicate, and World Affairs. Her book examines the use of the internet in Cuba, China, and Russia, and we contacted experts in the culture and politics of each of those three countries for reviews, asking them to focus on Parker’s account of the country they each know best.
“Online and Offline in Cuba,” by Anita Casavantes Bradford
“Oh What Voices,” by Jason Q. Ng
“Like It or Not, They Too Are Fellow Netizens,” by Benjamin Nathans