The protesters’ demands
August 3, 2011 23:31
The protesters’ demands fit snugly into the populist empowerment-polemics rubric.
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After several weeks of generalized agitation for nebulous “social justice,” Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard tent-protesters and student union representatives have hammered out their joint list of demands. Their qualifications to fix Israel’s entire socioeconomic system aside, their catalogue of demands is so all-encompassing, and so radical, that no government of any political persuasion could plausibly meet it.Regrettably, therefore, it must be judged as more populist than serious.