Stephen P. Tryon
1663 South Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403-5161
9781479783564, $22.99, 116pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: In "Accountability Citizenship", author Stephen P. Tryon explains how we can restore accountability in government by accepting our personal accountability for some simple tasks we must do as individual citizens living in the age of information. "Accountability Citizenship" is non-partisan. Readers are asked only to agree on the very basics--that the government of the United States is supposed to represent the people of the United States. "Accountability Citizenship" makes a compelling case that changes in our information distribution technologies and business models discourage effective political participation by citizens. In the early days of our republic, information distribution was based on newspapers which were subscription-based and geographically aligned with the representative structure of Congress. Over the past forty years, deregulation of television and radio along with the information technology revolution have disrupted...