The Best Line Yet About the Occupy Wall Street Protests ...
... comes from my City Journal California colleague Ben Boychuk, writing over at the Manhattan Institute's Public Sector Inc. blog (where I'm also a contributor) on the west coast iterations of these protests:
What to make of all this? The movement's manifesto (to say nothing of this unofficial list of demands) reads like a Marxist child's letter to a Santa Claus his doctrinaire parents forgot to tell him doesn't exist. Rather than a genuine populist uprising, more accurate to call these demonstrations a novel exercise in the ancient art of political street theater. Nothing against street theater, of course.