New York Times magazine journalist Matt Bai was in Australia recently, on a break from covering the US presidential race.
In an address to the Sydney Institute, he talks about the profound impact of the internet on American politics.
Matt Bai has written extensively about American politics, and his recent book, Billionaires, Bloggers and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics is a look at the state of contemporary Democratic party politics in the U.S.
In this talk, he offers some insights into the Democratic primaries race, and argues that the November election will offer a pretty good choice for voters- The Sydney Institute
Matt Bai writes on national politics for the New York Times Magazine, where he is currently covering the 2008 presidential campaign. He is the author of The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers, and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics.
The book, which chronicles the rise of the first Internet-age political movement and the people who built it,was honored as a New York Times Notable Book for 2007. The Economist called The Argument “engaging and painstakingly reported,” and the Washington Post called it “unsparing, incisive and altogether engaging” and “a must read.”