"We are at a precipice," says Anthony Arnove, an editor at International Socialist Review. With economic and environmental crises simultaneously unfolding, people are turning to the Occupy movement as they begin to understand the need for fundamental and radical change in the United States. Arnove lays out the costs, national and global, of not recognizing the crossroads at which America stands and the vast potential for destruction by continuing life as usual. 

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—Elizabeth Whitman