I get my latest Interlibrary Loan, and even when told the title by the new librarian, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere, I can’t remember the author. I carry it across campus, settle into my night class seat, and open the cover.

Habermas! Oh yeah! Good old Jürgen Habermas, who gets cited in every other e-government paper I read. I love it when a core paper in my research interest isn’t an infoSys text.

And then I flip to the table of contents: “Introduction: Preliminary Demarcation of a Type of Bourgeois Public Sphere.” I laugh with pleasure at the reading ahead.

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