Chapter 1: Hopeful organizing in the crucible of the interregnum
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The unsettling gap known as an “interregnum” seems formidable, which may make it hard to see that it can be scaled down as well as up. The combination of an old dying order, intermediate flux filled with despair and possibilities, and an ineffable new order suggests that the gap between the old and the new is an interwoven mixture of hope, fear, and imagination. Equivalent structures are visible at more micro levels such as those associated with organizing in extreme contexts.

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