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Protest? I Would Prefer Not To.

By posted at 12:00 pm on June 24, 2013 2

In October 2011, Hannah Gersen convincingly argued that the Occupy Wall Street protests bore more than a few similarities to Bartleby, The Scrivener. Now, amid the political demonstrations going on throughout Turkey, Millions contributor Kaya Genç draws a similar parallel between Istanbul’s “Standing Man” and Herman Melville’s famous protagonist.

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2 Responses to “Protest? I Would Prefer Not To.”

  1. NM
    at 1:51 pm on June 24, 2013

    Hi Nick. Not last October but October of 2011 when OWS was launched.

  2. Nick Moran
    at 1:59 pm on June 24, 2013

    Sheesh, time flies. I’ve updated the post — thanks for the catch.

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