The Great De-platforming of the Mexican Intellectual
How the internet and the government conspired to drown out public discourse at just the moment Mexican democracy truly needs it.
MEXICO CITY — Mexico is a country historically fabled for its intellectual heft in Latin America and the world over. Nowadays though, public intellectuals seem far less prominent in public discourse and agenda-setting. Beyond some important caveats—including the fact that there is no dearth of intelligent Mexicans saying some very interesting stuff—two things have clearly changed to make the Mexican public intellectual a more diminished figure: the twin rise of the digital media economy and Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The heyday of Mexico’s established...
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