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Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus


The article discusses the impact of technological innovation and information technology on power and influence as of early 2014. It discuses the expansion of computer-networked communications and their speed during the late 20th century and early 21st century, the diffusion of power away from governments to non-state actors such as corporations, and the concept of soft power. The article discusses global media and propaganda efforts of China during the early 21st century and relations between the U.S. and China.


Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "The Information Revolution and Power." Current History 113.759 (January 2014): 19-22.