Monday, December 6, 2010

This Made FLG Laugh

The contrast was striking with student demonstrations I have reported on elsewhere, over the years. In France and China, for example, students are fantastically articulate, but in a slightly creepy, parrot-like fashion. In France, it is impossible to escape the feeling that students have been marinated in a sour soup of sub-Marxism by their teachers: talk to a score of them, and your notebook soon fills with near-identical little sermons full of abstract nouns and odd verbs, about the need for massive struggle that fundamentally rejects the brutalising logic of a capitalist system that renders the disfavoured fragile and promotes social anguish.

FLG laughs because one of the first posts on this blog was to this story.

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