Comments: My _Guardian_ column on truth, Tim Berners-Lee, World Wide Web Foundation

In your Guardian column on 16th October you write: "There's been an extensive and widespread attack on non-market civic institutions..." What does this mean, please?

Posted by Peter Duffy at October 16, 2008 09:36 AM

It's a fancy way of saying "organization of people, but not business/corporations" - i.e. "universities to trade unions to government". That is, what are the big blocks of power in a society, especially those which are involved in ideas? Who is studying, reading, writing, etc?

Posted by Seth Finkelstein at October 16, 2008 11:19 AM