DENTON: … I came to this country because I thought it was something, you know? And yet I’m more in love with the idea of the United States than I am with the reality.
PLAYBOY: The idea being?
DENTON: Permanent revolution. Nothing is sacred. The United States is distributed; it’s resilient. There’s lots of redundancy built in, and it’s big enough that no establishment can control everything.
PLAYBOY: So the idea you came here for is true, but it’s not as true as you believe it will be in the future.
DENTON: The web is a deeply American idea. The web is saving the United States from sclerosis.