Occupy Wall Street: Carnival or Protest?

3rd October 2011

Over the Edge of Politics

The “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration that has grown over the past few weeks has attracted growing media attention, but not always much respect. Reporters are captivated by the odd assortment of protestors that keeps showing up. Commentators sense it is important, but they don’t know what to make of it.

That seems to reflect an ambiguity among the demonstrators themselves. They have no specific goals, no way of knowing even when they will have succeeded, or when it will be time to go home…(continue reading).

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