This announcement is cross-posted from our sister list H-HistBibl edited by Dominique Daniel.
In March, Open Culture launched a series of 3 essays introducing Peter Kaufman's The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge:
"...MIT Open Learning’s Peter B. Kaufman has published The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge, a book that takes a historical look at the powerful forces that have purposely crippled our efforts to share knowledge widely and freely. His new work also maps out what we can do about it. In the coming days, Peter will be making his book available through Open Culture by publishing three short essays along with links to corresponding sections of his book. Today, you can find his short essay “The Monsterverse” below, and meanwhile read/download the first chapter of his book here." (Open Culture, March 4, 2021, https://www.openculture.com/2021/03/the-new-enlightenment-and-the-fight-to-free-knowledge-...)
The other 2 essays in Open Culture are here:
The entire books is now available here: https://new-enlightenment.pubpub.org/