Friday, October 21, 2011
Jacobin Debate on Occupy Wall Street, featuring Malcolm Harris, Jodi Dean, Doug Henwood, Natasha Lennard, and Chris Maisano
I'm far from the first person to put this debate held by the Jacobin magazine on their blog, but it seems like an important discussion to spread around. There are some limitations to the debate, leaving out the voices of activists of color, to point to the most significant lack in the debate. One also has to accept that the format is a little scattered. That aspect of the debate didn't bother me. Maybe its my aesthetic education in punk, but I enjoyed the chaotic aspects of the debate. It showed that there was some real energy in the room, and overall, I feel that this material is worth the two hours of time, even from the small screen of a computer. I don't feel much need to lay out the terms of debate, because even if you don't know these people, the terms are established fairly quickly.