Say what I've said
The trend over the past few decades has been one of increasing sophistication of the public and its representatives, leading to a requirement for more (and more current) information, along with interpretations of it by trusted analysts.
That blogs will influence international politics is inevitable. But which analyses you put your trust in is a personal choice, and ıresults may varyı; the rule of caveat emptor applies as it always has.
- Ricciıs book was written before the Internet had become a powerful and ubiquitous source of immediate (and immediately analyzed) information.