Have the aspirations of the anarchists of the last century been a catalogue of impossible hopes? ‘Quiet revolutions’ argues that the answer is no. In a partial, albeit incomplete, but visible way, a number of revolutions have taken place to transform life under the surface. The issue of dress can be used to illustrate this. Fifty years ago, a person's social class could be deduced based on their dress. Generally speaking, this is no longer the case. A more significant ‘quite revolution’ has been the women's movement, rejecting the universal convention of male dominance. We can also see a huge change in the relationship between teachers and children. What can the anarchists do about global capitalism?