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Entries from November 2011

What Democracy Looks Like, Cont’d

November 21st, 2011 · 7 Comments

I’ll lay off Occupy and turn to the exponentially more objectionable treatment of them by authorities after this, but this is sort of what I was talking about in the previous post: Authorities removed protesters Saturday evening from an abandoned school in downtown Washington that had been entered by members or sympathizers of the Occupy […]

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Tags: Sociology

What Democracy Looks Like

November 16th, 2011 · 33 Comments

Almost everything about the execution of yesterday’s eviction of protesters from Zuccotti Park was an outrage, from the interference with reporters seeking to cover the event, to the needless destruction of protesters’ property, to Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s stunningly lawless disregard for a court order restraining the city. But on the underlying question of whether the […]

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Tags: Sociology