Americans are angry. Why aren't they protesting?
- August 15, 2011
- An op-ed by David Meyer, sociology professor, is featured in the Washington Post August 12, 2011
From the Washington Post:
There's something exciting, sometimes terrifying, about people taking to the streets to get what they want. In Cairo's Tahrir Square, they gathered to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. In Athens, demonstrators set up a gallows in front of Parliament, threatening the socialist government, which was imposing austerity measures in the face of 15 percent unemployment. Most recently, in London and across England, young people have assembled at night, looting stores and burning cars to demand - well, that's not clear yet.
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