Magazine October 31, 2011, Issue

Those Dreamy Anarchists

Occupy Wall Street protesters nap in Zuccotti Park during the morning commute, New York City, September 26, 2011. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)
OWS shows that liberals are cheap dates

‘I  want to stipulate up front that I am firmly on [Occupy Wall Street’s] side,” Michael Tomasky declared in a recent column for the Daily Beast. “I don’t really know who its leaders are, and I don’t especially care. I don’t know its exact goals — a subject on which the movement has been roundly, and in my view pointlessly, criticized.”

Put bluntly, this is the intellectual and political equivalent of a woman’s saying before a blind date even gets started, “Let me just tell you up front, wherever we go to dinner and no matter how you treat me, I’ll

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A bunch of obnoxious, freakish-looking people made a spectacle of themselves in downtown New York. You don’t say.


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