Review: Lincoln Michel on Caleb Crain

Despite its swaggering title and militant red and black cover, Caleb Crain’s Overthrow does not document a revolution. On the contrary, it warns of the ease with which even modest rebellions in our times can be crushed.

This disjunction between promise and delivery is a good match for the novel’s setting: the Occupy Wall Street protests of 2011. On the o…

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