April 8, 2014

Why Street Protests Don't Work

Moises Naim, The Atlantic

Aerial photos of the anti-government marches routinely show an intimidating sea of people furiously demanding change. And yet, it is surprising how little these crowds achieve. The fervent political energy on the ground is hugely disproportionate to the practical results of these demonstrations.

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TAGGED: Egypt, Ukraine, Occupy Wall Street


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