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Becoming Political

Becoming Political

I spent a long time being vehemently non-political. I did. I didn’t take Government and Politics when I chose my subjects at 14, nor again at 16. I didn’t even take History because the course was focused on 20th-century political history rather than the periods that actually properly interest me. I supposed that it was because politics seemed to be about people, and as far as I could work out, I didn’t like people very much. It took me a…

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Student Occupations

Student Occupations

People are saying this isn’t yet a revolution. I think it is. After all, they thought we were all unmotivated idiots who took the education we had for granted – and yet there they all are, fighting for it, marching for it, braving the cold as they occupy buildings and wait for people to see sense and stop these fees from rising. Why can’t they just see that this is a bad idea? I’ve been following the protests closely. I…

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