By Nick Cohen
The uncompromising Nick Cohen exposes the truth at the back of the freedoms we take pleasure in within the e-book that received Polemic of the yr on the 2013 Political publication Awards. After the autumn of the Berlin Wall, the cave in of Communism, and the appearance of the internet which allowed for even the smallest voice to be heard, in all places you grew to become you have been advised that we have been dwelling in an age of unheard of freedom. 'You cannot learn This e-book' argues that this view is dangerously naive. From the revolution in Iran that wasn't, to the nice Firewall of China and the imposition of super-injunctions from the wealthy conserving their privateness, the normal rivals of freedom of speech - non secular fanaticism, plutocratic strength and dictatorial states - are thriving and in lots of respects discovering the area a more well-off position within the early twenty first century than they did within the past due twentieth.