The difference between a riot and an uprising, a reaction and a rebellion or revolution, is control. One is wild and random; the other is focused, considered. A reaction lashes out. A rebellion is aimed. And that self-control makes it far more effective at toppling statues, palaces, and ideologies. Where a reaction breaks heads, a revolution can change minds. And Vox—an independent culture magazine from Dublin, Ireland, that published from 1980 to 1983—set out to revolutionize, not to destroy.

Now the complete fifteen-issue run of the magazine has been collected in Vox 80–83, published by Hi Tone Books and in conjunction with its original editor and chief photographer, designer,...

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