Languages of the Unheard

Why Militant Protest is Good for Democracy

Table des matières

  • Introduction: Militancy as a Civic Virtue
  • Part I: A Standard of Sound Militancy
  • Chapter 1: The Militant's Vocation
  • Chapter 2: The Liberal Objection
  • Chapter 3: The Democratic Standard
  • Part II: Applications
  • Chapter 4: Civil Disobedience
  • Chapter 5: Disruptive Direct Action
  • Chapter 6: Sabotage
  • Chapter 7: The Black Bloc
  • Chapter 8: Rioting
  • Chapter 9: Armed Struggle
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes
  • Index

La description

Languages of the Unheard addresses a timely and controversial topic: the ethics and politics of militant resistance.

“What we must see,” Martin Luther King once insisted, “is that a riot is the language of the unheard. ” Using vivid examples from the history of militancy—including armed actions by Weatherman and the Red Brigades, the LA Riots, the Zapatista uprising, the Black Blocs, the occupations of Tahrir Square and Zuccotti Park, the Indigenous occupation of Alcatraz, and many more—this book will be of interest to democratic theorists and moral philosophers, and practically useful for activists attempting to grapple with the moral ambiguities and political dilemmas unique to protest.