Stephen Bates

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Edwin Diamond, who died in July, taught at New York University. His book White House to Your House: Media and Politics in Virtual America (M. I.T. Press) was issued in May in a paperback edition with a new epilogue. Stephen Bates is the literary editor of the Wilson Quarterly. Their article on the ancient history of the Internet ran in the October 1995 issue.

Articles by this Contributor

October 1994

Forty-seven years ago the Hutchins Commission issued the results of the most serious effort ever to define the duties of a free press. The free press was not grateful.

October 1995

Though it appears to have sprung up overnight, the inspiration of free-spirited hackers, it in fact was born in Defense Department Cold War projects of the 1950s

October 1997

FORTY YEARS AGO THIS MONTH the Soviet Union orbited a “man-made moon” whose derisive chirp persuaded Americans they’d already lost a race that had barely begun