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Miller Center Event Discusses 'The Politics of High Tech Societies'

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Lily Geismer speaking at a Miller Center event Lily Geismer speaking at a Miller Center event
Lily Geismer speaking at a Miller Center event Lily Geismer speaking at a Miller Center event
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - People in Charlottesville got to hear how technology is changing the political landscape of America.

The University of Virginia Miller Center hosted Lily Geismer, author of "Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party," for an event titled The Politics of High Tech Societies.

Geismer discussed her theory of how technology workers along the Route 128 corridor steered the Democratic party in the 1970's to a new form of liberalism, pushing other issues to the wayside.

"Some of the discussion, some of the emphasis on the issues of larger equality, and especially racial and economic inequality have not necessarily been fully addressed by an emphasis on technology," said the author.

Geismer says the tendency with technology is to concentrate on the future. As a result of this, issues of the past that haven't been resolved - including racial tensions - don't get the attention they deserve.

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