The alarming rise of a power that knows no borders, and how we resist

Rule-breaking technology is challenging the evidence base on which all functioning societies depend. Two books explore the problem and how to fight back

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The latest tech helped galvanise crowds during the Arab Spring

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Nervous States: How feeling took over the world by William Davies, Jonathan Cape The Death of the Gods: The new global power grab by Carl Miller, William Heinemann

IN 2013, few outside Russia had heard of Valery Gerasimov – until he wrote a certain article in a military periodical.

Gerasimov, then recently appointed chief of the general staff of the Russian armed forces, used the piece to reflect on the so-called Arab Spring and the novel role of social media and smartphones in mobilising crowds. He …

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