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Occupy: the real realists

The Occupy movement is not utopian. It is more realistic than its liberal critics.

By Paul Walker  

Is the Occupy movement more realistic than its liberal critics? Photo: David Shankbone

On Prospect’s website last month Alasdair Roberts gave his interpretation as to “Why Occupy Failed.” Chief among the reasons for this failure, according to Roberts, was the movement’s anti-democratic nature. Roberts admonishes the movement for its unwillingness to compromise, suggesting that Occupy’s “disdain for democratic politics” places the movement in the company of the very neoliberals which the movement sought to attack.

Yet, in criticising the Occupy movement for its…

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