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October 12, 2011

This Week on Foreign

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The Broken Contract

George Packer

Like an odorless gas, economic inequality pervades every corner of the United States and saps the strength of its democracy. Over the past three decades, Washington has consistently favored the rich -- and the more wealth accumulates in a few hands at the top, the more influence and favor the rich acquire, making it easier for them and their political allies to cast off restraint without paying a social price. Read


Why Occupy Wall Street is Not the Tea Party of the Left

Sidney Tarrow

Unlike other movements, the rallies across the United States have no distinct constituency, put forward few policy proposals, and have a shifting configuration of supporters. They are something new. These are "we are here" protests. Read

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How Occupy Wall Street Works

Rory McVeigh

The power of protest comes from its capacity to disrupt business as usual. As long as protesters believe they are making progress through other means, they will not resort to violence. Read


The Fight for 'Real Democracy' at the Heart of Occupy Wall Street

Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri

Occupy Wall Street's anger is mostly directed at the ruling economic class. But the movement is gaining traction because it is exposing a larger failure of democratic representation. Read

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