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Published on May 30, 2014
During the Enlightenment, John Locke offered a democratic solution to the Hobbesian nightmare of a war of all against all: a social contract to regulate the relationship between the government and free citizens. We now need a new "Lockean contract" for the modern digital society.
The President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, talks about the solutions found in a small, high-tech European democracy and calls for the Locke and Voltaire of the digital age.