Man of letters and contrarian
Ishmael Reed has a substantial body of literary work; this book anthologizes various of Reed’s op-eds for The New York Times
. Reed writes:
In the following chapters, I mix it up with the media bullies. Lewis Hyde, before a meeting of the MacArthur Fellows, traced the idea of ownership. At one time, ideas were owned by the Church and the Crown. Up until recently, media ownership was in the hands of multinationals. With cyberspace, ownership of knowledge belongs to the people. Writin’ is fightin’!