Out of Action: Do protests work?; Nathan Heller; In The New Yorker; 2017-08-14.
Teaser: Skeptics suggest that “folk politics”—marches, protests, and the like—are a distraction from the challenges of real change.
tl;dr → No. Betteridge’s Law. folk politics as “leaderless” slactivism does not; “leader”-based, top-down circa 1955-1965 did work; see Zeynep Tufekci.
- “folk politics”
- “the multitude”
- Nick Srincek, Alex Williams; Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work; Verso; 2015, N pages; ASIN:1784786225″>
- Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri; Assembly (Heretical Thought); Oxford University Press; 2017-09-01, 368 pages; ASIN:0190677961″>: kindle: $10, paper: $23+SHT
- L. A. Kaufman; Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism; Publisher; 2017-02-21, 256 pages; ASIN:1784784095: Kindle: $10, paper: $13+SHT.
- Zeynep Tufekci; Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest; Publisher; DATE, N pages; ASIN:0300215126: Kindle: $13, paper: $16+SHT.
- Norman Mailer; The Armies of the Night; Publisher; 1968, 1995, N pages; ASIN:0452272793: Kindle: no, paper: $2+SHT.
- Mark Lilla; The Once and Future Liberal; Harper; 2017-08-15; 160 pages; ASIN:0062697439: Kindle: $13, paper: $15+SHT.
In The New Yorker…
- Egypt’s Failed Revolution, 2017-01-02.
- Karl Marx: Yesterday and Today, 2016-10-10.
- Where is Black Lives Matter Headed?, 2016-03-14.
- Pre-Occupied (Occupy Wall Street), 2011-11-20.
- The Radical Possibility of the Women’s March; Jia Tolentino; WHEN?
- Scenes from the Women’s March on Washington, Sara Larson; WHEN?
- The Much-Needed Humor of the Women’s March; Staff; WHEN?
- How the First Amendment Applies to Trump’s Presidency; Staff; WHEN?