Sean Higgins on Big Labor Stumbling in Wisconsin


Credit: More than They Bargain For

It's not clear who first introduced the chant "this is what democracy looks like" to the epic early-2011 showdown in Wisconsin between angry public-sector union workers and newly elected Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The protesters shouting the phrase surely meant to insist that they were the true voice of the people. But, as Sean Higgins explains in his review of More than They Bargained For, despite the sheer size and raucous noise of the crowds, the demonstrators ultimately lost every fight that mattered.