Once again reviewer (as with Ian Birrell in Observer) claims Bouazizi was “just an entrepreneur” and even claims large masses on streets of Greece and Spain “not anticapitalist”. I think this is an emerging genre of reviews. What you have to ask is why modern capitalism is making the perfectly normal entrepreneurial desires of slum dwellers and urban poor across the world unachievable: that is what they are asking.
My January 2011 lecture at the London School of Economics: Phase Three of the Global Crisis. Coming up: LSE Lecture, Monday 30 January 2012, “Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere” - 1830, Sheikh Zayed Theatre