Chaos Incorporated


Anarchy is supposed to be fun. "If there's no dancing," the 20th century American anarchist Emma Goldman famously said, "count me out." But when 150,000 anticapitalist-if-not-all- quite-anarchist demonstrators greet George W. Bush and seven other leaders of the industrialized world in Genoa, Italy, this week, it will hardly feel like a party. Once the G-8 summit gets under way, Genoa's airport will close. At least 15,000 police will pour onto the streets, armed with tear gas and water cannons. Naval gunships will trawl the Italian port, looking to pick off any suspicious dinghies headed for the European Vision, the cruise liner...

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