A Master Class in Occupation

A Master Class in Occupation
Chris Hedges discusses a conversation he has with an Occupy Wall Street activist about the evolving movement and its inclusiveness. Hedges describes the middle-class youth as an “interlocutor,” one among several of the Occupying “revolutionists [who] bridge the world of the streets with the world of the middle class” and “haul theory out of books and shove it into the face of reality.” The article takes a turn through the philosophy of Bakunin and Marx in order to conclude that revolution is best served through an alliance of “discarded” intellectuals—“sons and daughters of the middle class…unemployed journalists, social workers, teachers, artists, lawyers and students”—and the disenfranchised poor and working class. Read the article…
Published by Truthout, 31 October 2011

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