Matthew Kerbel on Netroots Activism
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It’s Convention Time!
Four years ago we featured Raven Brooks on the eve of the 2012 Netroots Nation conference in Providence. Netroots Nation is convening next week, the Republican Convention will be in Cleveland the following week and the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia the week after that.
Joining us to make sense of this unpredictable election year is Villanova University Professor Matthew R. Kerbel, who is the author of the newly released Next Generation Netroots: Realignment and the Rise of the Internet Left.
From the early demise of Trent Lott at the hands of bloggers to the agonized scream of Howard Dean; from Daily Kos and the blogosphere to the rise of Twitter and Facebook, politics and new media have co-existed and evolved in rapid succession. Here, an academic and…
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