The New Political Battleground
Perlmutter, David D.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Year Published: 2008
Pages: 256pp Price: $25.95 ISBN: 9780195305579
Examines the degree to which blogs influence - or fail to influence - American political life. Points out that blogs are not that powerful by traditional political measures: while bloggers can offer cogent and convincing arguments and bring before their readers information not readily avaliable elsewhere, they have no financial, moral, social or cultural leverage to compel readers to engage in any particular political behaviour.