The Path of Greatest Resistance: The New York Review of Books
Friday, February 8, 2019
The New York Review of Books
In this provocative piece in THE NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS, “The Path of Greatest Resistance,” author David Cole makes a compelling case for why social media help spark movements in a flash, but digital networks might stall long-term change more than foster it. He reviews Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest by Zeynep Tufekci along with Leslie Crutchfield's new book, How Change Happens: Why Some Social Movements Succeed While Others Don’t, and shows how social media has helped new progressive movements flare up - MeToo, Parkland Students’ March for our Lives and the Women’s March – but protests these days can be ephemeral.