Michael Walzer sees the Occupy phenomenon as offering signs of hope, involving as it does young people with a passion for and commitment to a more egalitarian society. He also strikes a note of sober caution:
There are people hurting in the United States today: there are the traditional poor and the newly vulnerable, who perhaps can be mobilized; but it has to be... there has to be a commitment to organization and mobilization. And you have to recognize that no left movement will ever represent 99 per cent of the people - that's a populist... a fantasy, that's a populist fantasy. We represent smaller groups of people and we have to... until we can create a new constituency of those people, we won't have a political impact.
The words are from a longer interview, which you can watch here. The quoted material starts at 10 minutes 40 seconds in. (Thanks: AJ.)