Wednesday, May 29, 2002

The Revolution Will Be... Subdivided
Thanks to Charlie Park for directing me to Douglas Rushkoff's recent thinking about revolutionary movements. Instead of thinking about revolutions and movements as linear (and usually cyclical) narratives, Rushkoff suggests that we consider these "moments" as aspects of a Renaissance. While I got a little lost in the logic of his argument -- for example, his recommendation that we begin acting as though we live in a just world now -- I think I get the gist of his riff: We need to start leading by example and living as we think people ought to live... instead of making concessions and taking stop-gap measures in the flawed present banking on the eventual emergence of an ideal future.

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