The World Struggles to Wake, 2010-2011


To ring in the new year, we’ve composed a review of the upheavals of 2010 and 2011, reprising the highlights of our earlier coverage to outline why some efforts have taken off while others have hit walls. Nightmares of Capitalism, Pipe Dreams of Democracy serves as a prehistory of the Occupy movement, offering context for the form it has taken and the challenges ahead for all who sincerely desire social transformation. It’s the first in a series of strategic analyses with which we are kicking off the new year. We have high hopes for 2012: let’s take stock of how we got here, survey the terrain, and get ready to go for it.