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Don’t Wait for the Revolution—Live It

Don’t Wait for the Revolution—Live It

[originally published in: Yes Magazine, Issue 66, Summer 2013] We can’t create a better world if we haven’t yet imagined it. How much better then, if we are able to touch such a world, experience it directly, even live in it—if only to a partial degree and for a brief moment. This is the idea...
TRUTH IS A VIRUS: Meme Warfare and the Billionaires for Bush (or Gore)

TRUTH IS A VIRUS: Meme Warfare and the Billionaires for Bush (or Gore)

TRUTH IS A VIRUS: Meme Warfare and the Billionaires for Bush (or Gore) Andrew Boyd [first published in: Cultural Resistance, Ed. Steven Duncombe, Verso, April 2002] “Truth is a Virus.” When I first saw this phrase, defiantly spray-painted on the walls of a suburban high-school, it thrilled me. So what if it was only a...
Why I love and hate Adbusters!

Why I love and hate Adbusters!

Why I love and hate Adbusters! I love Adbusters!  I hate Adbusters!  I love Adbusters!  I hate Adbusters!  Turning the pages of the glossy Vancouver quarterly, I’m like an obsessed teenager pulling petals out of a flower.  I love Adbusters!  I hate Adbusters!  I love how they take the sly, slick, seductive genius of Madison...
THE MANUFACTURE OF DISSENT: What the Left Can Learn from Las Vegas

THE MANUFACTURE OF DISSENT: What the Left Can Learn from Las Vegas

THE MANUFACTURE OF DISSENT: What the Left Can Learn from Las Vegas by Andrew Boyd and Stephen Duncombe Originally published in the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest – Volume 1, Issue 3, which later became the basis for Steve’s (excellent) book, Dream. Scholars take note: the concept of an “Ethical Spectacle” was thunked up by both...
Save Western Civilization now! Ask me how.

Save Western Civilization now! Ask me how.

Not long ago, Western Civilization was at an impasse, so I wrote a book to move us forward. I didn't want to write it but I couldn't help myself. Let me explain...
The Web Rewires the Movement

The Web Rewires the Movement

[Originally appeared as the cover article in the August 4, 2003 edition of The Nation.] From MoveOn to meetup.com, the net is facilitating a new citizen insurgency The Battle in Seattle brought to the world’s attention a new global resistance movement that was not only made possible by the Internet but, as Naomi Klein has...