“Nowadays, the Internet and its myriad resources extend to us the mirage of direct action in the form of, among other things, ‘wikiing’ and venting on our Twitter and Tumblr accounts and on all manner of blogs. Nobody is taking to the streets. And so nothing changes. A mighty newspaper publishes an alarming exposé about the war in Afghanistan? Let’s link to it.” — Lee Siegel in today’s Observer.