nonviolent protesters

What Next for the Occupiers?

There are many things they seemed to hold in common, not least an instinctive nonviolence, contrasting so sharply with the police, who so often let the logic of force drive their actions (they found out, as often in history, that the logic that works with criminals doesn’t really apply to idealists).

Bill McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College in Vermont and founder of