I would say that we are in it for the long haul. And the long haul encompasses periods of extreme reaction as well as eruptions of democratic energy and creativity. We are now living through both simultaneously. The neoliberal managerial model is increasingly discredited, even as it extends itself into every nook and cranny of life. Elites are far stupider than they need to be to keep the game going—thus the increasing technocratic brutality and political inanity of official responses to democratic challenges from below. The rest of us are waking up to the fact that we are smarter than we are allowed to be under “normal” conditions. The challenge is to build the “abnormal” conditions under which a new democratic intelligence can flourish.