In Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted Malcom Gladwell offers a dramatic comparison between the activism of the U.S. civil rights movement and the claims regarding modern "twitter revolutions". The exciting conclusion? No one gives a damn about your Facebook group, because no one in it is willing to be chased by angry white men and lynched in the name of the cause. Gladwell's essay may be found in the October 4, 2010 issue of The New Yorker.
If film is more your style, Lebanon, directed by Samuel Maoz is at the Princess Cinemas from October 15&endash;21. Lebanon retells events from the first Lebanon war from the chilling perspective of four novice soldiers based on Maoz's own experiences as a young novice soldier in the war.
by Orson Welles, Editor-in-Chief