The Idler 39: Lie Back & Protest (Issue 39)

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Is protest worth the effort? This new issue of the Idler looks at the history and the present of protest movements and asks whether there is any point in taking to the streets, or whether a more effective form of revolt might be to make a revolution in your everyday life. Articles include: Tom Hodgkinson argues that anti-war marches are futile and that much more can be achieved by lying in bed doing nothing, Jay Griffiths meets the Papuan tribe who protested against their oppressors by eating them, and many other examples are examined.

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Tom Hodgkinson is the author of How To Be Free and How To Be Idle. Dan Kieran is deputy editor of the Idler. He is the editor of Crap JobsCrap Holidays, and The Idler Book of Crap Towns, and he has written for The GuardianThe Observer, The Sunday Times, and The Times.

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"Britain's coolest magazine" -- Alex James, Blur "Uniquely engaging... devoted to idleness in all its forms... surprisingly energetic in its sagacious coverage of trends and trendiness... Packed with ideas" Time Out "The thinking person's Loaded" Select "Full of good things... genuinely radical, irreverent and iconoclastic" -- the late Rt Hon Alan Clark "I'd read it even if I didn't write for it" -- Louis Theroux

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