In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, an Occupy Seattle protester wears a Guy Fawkes mask while protesting in downtown Seattle. From New York to San Francisco to London, some of the demonstrators decrying a variety of society's ills are sporting the stylized masks loosely modeled on a 17th-century English terrorist, whether they know it or not. The masks come from "V for Vendetta," a comic-based movie whose violent, anarchist antihero fashions himself as a modern Guy Fawkes, the Catholic insurrectionist executed four centuries ago for trying to blow up Parliament. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
What next for Occupy Wall Street?
As winter moves in, the Occupy Wall Street movement faces the question of how it can maintain it's presence both in physical spaces and in the public eye. Does the movement need to move into mainstream politics to have more of an impact?
Maurice Isserman: Professor of history at Hamilton College.