Marshall Ganz reviews Micah Sifry’s ‘Big Disconnect’

October 20, 2014 in News by LCN

Marshall Ganz recently published a review of Micah Sifry’s “The Big Disconnect: Why the Internet Hasn’t Transformed Politics (Yet)” on The Nation website. In addition to being a graduate of Ganz’s online Leadership, Organizing, and Action class, Sifry is the cofounder of the Personal Democracy Forum and an adviser at the Sunlight Foundation, and has been investigating the Internet’s impact on our democracy for over a decade.

Ganz finds that while Sifry gets much of the technological issues right, he misses the organizing lessons and fails to explore why this is a particular problem for the left and not for the right.