Mirzoeff, Nicholas. Vive la rêve générale. Occupy 2012. 2012 Apr 20. Available from: http://www.nicholasmirzoeff.com/O2012/2012/04/20/vive-la-reve-generale/. Accessed 2012 Apr 21. Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/676SrWeVW.
Mirzoeff connects the rising power of the French Left Front in 2012 under Jean-Luc Mélenchon with the movement for a general strike six years earlier, drawing a moral for the long-term consequences of the recent call from Occupy Wall Street for a general strike in the USA. Mirzoeff uses Walter Benjamin’s concept of the dream image to analyze how the call for a general strike can help us to reconceptualize our social system.
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