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Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Emptiness of Modern US Street Protests

I've long thought that street protests in the modern US are essentially an empty gesture. Walter Russell Mead does a pretty good job of summarizing why in this essay.

2 comments:

ElizabethK said...

That's a great article--thanks for linking it. It states in a much more articulate way than I ever could the essential hollowness of this movement--not in a mocking mean way, but in a way that's thoughtful and, yes, meaningful. These protests remind of the worst of postmodernity--echoes upon meaningless echoes, with no there there.

Hans-Georg Lundahl said...

Here is my answer to his essay:

Is Wall Street Opposition "vain ritualised unconsequential protesting"?