Letter from the Editor: Unending Revolution

Date: November 2015
Skills: Writing
Client: Art21 Magazine

“All art is in revolution of tyranny.” —Atticus

Our recent revolutionary movements feel… deflated. We tell ourselves “things aren’t that bad right?” and the fight we need to make change happen instantly evaporates. Today’s revolutions barely make it past trending topic-status, and if they do—if people organize and actually gather physically—the change we’re looking for still feels like we’d have to march to another planet to reach it. If a movement does start to gain traction, a counter-movement pops up to stir divisiveness and stop progress in its tracks. Did you know only one banker ended up going to jail for the 2008 financial crisis? Occupy that.

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