"Occupy," says Noam Chomsky in his new book, "is the first major public response to thirty years of class war." One of the movement's greatest successes has been simply to put the inequalities of everyday life on the national agenda, influencing reporting, public perception and language itself.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau proclaimed in his Social Contract that men, though born free, were everywhere in chains. Astonishingly, three centuries later, inequality continues to dog capitalism and taint democracy's legitimacy -- worse now even than back then.
By striking a chord with many in America and across the world, Occupy Wall Street is a movement that cannot, and should not be dismissed. It will resonate even more as western economies continue to struggle with sluggish growth and high unemployment. Yet it is too early to declare victory. Having provided a better understanding of the past, it is now time for the movement to pivot in order to contribute a better tomorrow.
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With Occupy Wall Street (or #ows as it's affectionately called) in its second month, cities and towns around the globe now
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