Benjamin Barber endorses the Occupy Movement

The Occupy Movement realizes an inclusive form of democracy, according to Barber.

To understand what’s going on, look at what OWS is, not what it does. Start by taking seriously the ubiquitous signs asking “What does democracy look like?” and answering “WE are what democracy looks like!” Look at the process, which is a bold attempt to embody a “horizontal” paradigm of participatory engagement as an alternative to “vertical” big league moneyball democracy.

It is worth mentioning that Barber was an adviser to Bill Clinton and Howard Dean as well as a Barak Obama supporter (e.g. this and this).

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