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The West Wing is back! Even if just as a 4 minute webisode!

I always loved the West Wing (I tend to re-watch it every so often). So when Newsnight came out, I was really excited. The show is a good reminder why Aaron Sorkin is a great writer. Below is a trailer for Newsnight:

However, someone sent me an online ad for Bridget Mary McCormack, a candidate for Michigan’s Supreme Court. It happens to be a 4-minute West Wing reunion with lots of the series’ main characters. Needless to say it is great! See below and enjoy!

Posted by Luis on September 20, 2012 | Posted in politics | Tagged , | 2 Comments

The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom – Some quick thoughts

The Net DelusionI started reading Evgeny Morozov’s The Net Delusion and find it very interesting. It is obviously very timely due to the recent events in Tunisia and Egypt. The book argues for a more sophisticated look at the role that social media can play in promoting socio-political change. I’ll try to write¬†a full review when I’m done, but share one thought with Lee Siegel who reviewed the book for the New York Times; Morozov does exhibit “traces of the Eastern European intellectual fatalist gloom from time.” The book so far reminds me of my time participating in Vacel Havel’s Student Forum 2000, and learning about the NGO community (which Morozov actually belonged to) in Central and Eastern Europe trying to promote democratic values with a constant dose of cynicism and dark humor. In any case… a proper review will come in the next few days.

Posted by Luis on February 6, 2011 | Posted in politics | Tagged , , , | Comment