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Love this: Totality for Kids – excellent website by McKenzie Wark author of The Beach Beneath the Street: The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International.

McKenzie also recently wrote an insightful essay, The Logic of Riots, on the Verso blog (as part of a set of responses: Why it's kicking off in Britain):

Riots have their own logic. Both those who celebrate and decry them tend to think of riots as irrational outbursts, which can be channeled back towards order either by offering a few concessions or by sending in more police. There is invariably some moralizing that goes along with all this, none of it terribly helpful for understanding why riots are a constant of modern urban life rather than some inexplicable exception (more...)

Readers Comments

  1. Thanks for drawing together the website, the riots piece and the books.

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