Warren Takes Credit for Occupy Wall Street
The Daily Beast, Oct 24, 2011
The Harvard professor has spooked the right. As she begins her high-profile Senate campaign against GOP star Scott Brown in Massachusetts, the consumer advocate tells Samuel P. Jacobs how she created ‘much of the intellectual foundation' for the Occupy Wall Street movement. She also talks about her past life as a Republican and the challenges of being a woman on the campaign trail—and says she's no ‘guileless Marxist.'
Phi Beta Iota: The implied claim is a real stretch. Ethics has been around for a very long time, as has populism. The Internet is new. An awakening engaged and modestly enraged public is new. At best Warren is – like most of us – a modest catalyst for convergence.