The Open Society Institute has been at the forefront of democratic reformist movements which use the internet and digital networks as their liberation tools. So I find it very remarkable in the context of the current Arabian uprisings (where all commentators agree on a special importance of the net as a facilitator) to find a counter-opinion voiced by a former fellow of the very think tank:
Evgeny Morozov, author of The Net Delusion (PublicAffairs) and a former Open Society Fellow, warns us to reject the hype. The Internet, he says, is an uncontrollable and inherently political medium that will frustrate those who believe democracy can be promoted with the push of a button.
Sounds like I ought to buy his book.