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The shock of victory

Graeber, David (2008) The shock of victory. Rolling Thunder (5). pp. 13-20.

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The biggest problem facing direct action movements is that we don’t know how to handle victory. This might seem an odd thing to say because of a lot of us haven’t been feeling particularly victorious of late. Most anarchists today feel the global justice movement was kind of a blip: inspiring, certainly, while it lasted, but not a movement that succeeded either in putting down lasting organizational roots or transforming the contours of power in the world. The anti-war movement was even more frustrating, since anarchists and anarchist tactics were largely marginalized. The war will end, of course, but that’s just because wars always do. No one is feeling they contributed much to it.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2008 CrimethInc.
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 12:54
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2021 23:12

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