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Benjamin Peters
Assistant Professor of Communication, The University of Tulsa

Benjamin Peters is an author and media scholar on the faculty at the University of Tulsa and affiliated with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. His latest book is How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet (MIT, 2016). Educated on both coasts and oriented abroad, he lives in Tulsa.

Written by Benjamin Peters

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History of Technology
The Soviet InterNyet

Soviet scientists tried for decades to network their nation. What stalemated them is now fracturing the global internet

Benjamin Peters

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