- May 2020
Cohn, S. (2020 May 01). Face masks: What the Spanish flu can teach us about making them compulsory. The Conversation. http://theconversation.com/face-masks-what-the-spanish-flu-can-teach-us-about-making-them-compulsory-137648
- public health
- face mask
- San Francisco
- New South Wales
- Spanish Flu
- Jan 2014
Until academics get their acts together and start using new modes of publication, we need to recognize that actions like Aaron Swartz's civil disobedience are legitimate.
Justification for civil disobedience
The consensus so far has been that Swartz did something wrong by accessing and releasing millions of academic papers from the JSTOR archive.
Background on the Aaron Swartz act of civil disobedience:
"There is no justice in following unjust laws. It's time to come into the light and, in the grand tradition of civil disobedience, declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture."
Civil disobedience is indeed a grand tradition... and what are the conditions under which to declare it is time to act again?