Monday, December 22, 2008

Anarchists and the Greek Riots

The student-led anarchist riots in Greece have captivated my attention.

The above photo sums it all up, and this Atlantic Monthly article by Robert Kaplan offers further insight. In particular:

"[T]he uncontrolled surges and declines of capitalism have left haves and bitter have-nots, who, in Europe, often tend to be young people. And these young people now have the ability to instantaneously organize themselves through text messages and other new media, without waiting passively to be informed by traditional newspapers and television.