There was a divide between the grad student crowd gathered to hear Zizek and the more rough-looking youth in the western part of the park who were camping out on cardboard and sleeping bags. I asked one twenty-something what he thought of a world renowned philosopher coming to speak at the park. He told me, he had “zero interest. People come, people go,” he said, “Cameras come and go. I’ve never heard of him.”


From Sociologist Jonathan Wynn’s post in the Everyday Sociology Blog, which describes the order and organization within the community at Zuccotti Park. 

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Of course he’s never heard of Zizek. Who has? I’d guess maybe .01 percent of the population of the U.S., or about 300,000.