Vincent Bevins’ book If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution is animated by a pressing question: why did the worldwide uprisings of the 2010s fail to bring about lasting political change? In journalistic style, Bevins weaves together stories of protest movements and their social consequences across national contexts.

Mass protest became a default response to injustice in the 20th century, culminating in the concurrence of the so-called Arab Spring uprisings from 2010 in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Syria and Libya, the Occupy movements of the US, Spain and Greece, ...


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