This book isn’t just about the Occupy movement itself, but about the possibility of actual democracy in America. And the opening up of the radical imagination Occupy allowed.
The financial crisis of 2007–2008 inspired a shallow but significant revival of Marxist analysis in academic life. A violent upsurge in theory, however, has corresponded to no particular insurrection in practice. If any radical left tendency has been responsible for inspiring action, the palm should go to Marxism’s historic antagonist on the Left—anarchism.