The Californian ideology”, Mute, Issue n° 3, Fall
- Barbrook, Robert, Cameron, Andy
- Research Policy, North-Holland,
The idea of a “public sphere” is straight out of the standard Euro-American political philosophy, of our common political thought, out of the political image of society we have in common. More precisely, the idea of a “public sphere” is the modern conception of society and within society of what constitute or should constitute the political. This concept is at the core of the liberal or “bourgeois” conception of the political order. The history of modern democracy is in fact the history of the various institutional arrangements designed to express in each nation the possibility or reality of a “public sphere”.