BBC journalist and author Paul Mason combines the anecdotes gleaned through first-hand reportage with political, economic and historical analysis to tell the story of today’s networked revolution. Why It’s Still Kicking Off Everywhere not only addresses contemporary struggles, it provides insights into the future of global revolt.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
1 'Now There Is Freedom': Why Egypt's Revolution Is Not Over 5
2 Nobody Saw It Coming: How the World's Collective Imagination Failed 25
3 'Trust Is Explosive': Britain's Youth Rebel Against Austerity 41
4 So, Why Did It Kick Off? The Social Roots of the New Unrest 65
5 Greece: The Anomic State? From Austerity to Social Breakdown 87
6 'Error de Sistema': Economic Causes of the Present Unrest 105
7 'I Tweet in My Dreams': The Rise of the Networked Individual 127
8 In the Tracks of Tom Joad: A Journey through Jobless America 153
9 1848 Redux: What We Can Learn from the Last Global Wave 171
10 'We Will Barricade': Slum Dwellers versus the Super-rich 193
11 Spain Redux: Dispatches from Utopia 213
12 Developments in Greece: Love or Nothing 229
13 Russia: 'Putin Got Scared'-From the Football Riots to Pussy Riot 241
14 The Twenty Reasons, Revisited 261
What People are Saying About This
Mason has emerged as possibly the most engaged mainstream journalist of our age.
Concise global analysis with sympathetic news from the frontline, revealing angry and scared people staring into a bleak future amid the wreckage of shattered certainties.