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.
Review: The Democracy Project
Understanding social movements, what causes them and makes them succeed, are the elusive questions that David Graeber’s latest book, The Democracy Project. A History. A Crisis. A Movement, confronts in response to the contemporary Occupy movement.
As in his previous works, this book is a rich mix of styles combining first-hand ethnographic accounts of his time with Occupy Wall Street (OWS), political-economic analyses into the contemporary crises of capitalism, fascinating historical anecdotes on OWS’s many predecessors, and some inspiring commentaries on the tactics and strategies for making change happen.