Occupy Wall Street, Italy’s Five Star Movement, the Indignados in Spain—we’ve seen an increase in anti-elite protests by a disabused public over the last two decades. But what has caused this public outrage? Martin Gurri, visiting fellow at George Mason University, former CIA media analyst, and author of the book The Revolt of The Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium, argues that elites have overpromised and underdelivered, all while losing their monopoly on information flows.

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